Center for Low Country Studies archaeological records
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Center for Low Country Studies archaeological records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Center for Low Country Studies (Ga.)
Title: Center for Low Country Studies archaeological records
Dates: 1982-1990
Extent: 15.5 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Identification: MS 1816

Biographical/Historical Note

In the 1980s, the Center for Low Country Studies was a part of the department of history at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in Savannah, Georgia and was integral in promoting research activities that dealt with topics related to coastal Georgia and the Atlantic coastal region in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains archaeological excavation field notes, reports, videocassettes, slides, photographs, films, and computer printouts documenting archaeological investigations of sites throughout coastal Georgia, particularly in Chatham County. These investigations were performed through the Center for Low Country Studies at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) with Lawrence E. Babits as the principal investigator. Sites investigated include the marine railway site on Hutchinson's Island, Causton's Bluff, Hunter Army Airfield, Richmond Hill, and Rincon.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 18 boxes:

Box 1: Videocassettes documenting archaeological survey sites, 1982

Box 2: Reports: "Archaeological Investigation of the Marine Railway Site, Hutchinson's Island, Savannah, Georgia," by Lawrence E. Babits and Julie A. Barnes and "Causton's Bluff, Chatham County, Georgia, Phase I Archaeological Survey," by Lawrence E. Babits, field notes from Causton's Bluff, film negatives of the marine railway, and computer printouts of archaeological site select reports, 1982-1984

Box 3: Slide logs, field notes for Causton's Bluff, 1982-1985

Box 4: Artifact catalogs, articles, field notes for Causton's Bluff, computer printouts of archaeological site select reports, 1983-1990

Box 5: Negatives with contact sheets for Causton's Bluff, field notes for Rincon and Causton's Bluff, 1984-1986

Box 6: Miscellaneous field notes, newspaper clippings, reports and articles, 1982-1986

Box 7: Field notes from Causton's Bluff, 1982-1985

Box 8: Field notes, reports, and photographs from various archaeological investigations, 1982-1985

Box 9: Field notes, reports, and photographs from various archaeological investigations, 1982-1985

Box 10: Field notes and reports from archaeological investigations of Causton's Bluff, Hunter Army Airfield, Richmond Hill and Rincon, 1982-1985

Box 11: Field notes, reports, and photographs from various archaeological investigations, 1982-1985

Box 12: Two log books, computer printouts of archaeological site select reports, 1982-1985

Box 13: Miscellaneous files, site plans, records, and correspondence, 1982-1985

Box 14: Miscellaneous files, site plans, records, and correspondence, 1982-1985

Box 15: Videocassettes and films documenting archaeological survey sites, 1982

Box 16: Photographic slides documenting archaeological survey sites, 1982-1985

Box 17: Photographic slides documenting archaeological survey sites, 1982-1985

Box 18: Artifacts from Causton's Bluff, 1985-1986


Index Terms

Archaeological surveying--Georgia--Savannah.
Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Articles.
Artifacts (object genre)
Babits, Lawrence Edward.
Barnes, Julie A., active 1985.
Causton's Bluff (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Center for Low Country Studies (Ga.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Color film (film)
Field notes.
Hunter Army Airfield (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Hutchinson's Island (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Marine railways.
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs.
Printouts.
Records (documents)
Reports.
Richmond Hill (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Rincon (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Savannah (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Slides (photographs)
Surveys (documents)
Videocassettes.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.