Colonial Park Cemetery archaeological dig photographs and artifact list
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Colonial Park Cemetery archaeological dig photographs and artifact list

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Colonial Park Cemetery archaeological dig photographs and artifact list
Dates: 1957
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2309

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonial Park Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia was originally named Christ Church Parish Cemetery; it was familiarly known as the South Broad Street (now Oglethorpe Ave.) Cemetery. It was the first public burial ground in Savannah, and was closed to burials in 1853. The Wardens and Vestry of Christ Church claimed part of the cemetery. After some litigation the title was vested in the City of Savannah by an Act of the Legislature in 1895, stipulating that the City was to preserve and perpetuate it as a public park.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs and slides from an archaeological dig performed at Colonial Park Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia in 1957. Bone fragments and hair were removed from the cemetery to be studied by the State Archaeologist of Georgia, Lewis H. Larson. Also included is a list describing the artifacts studied.


Index Terms

Archaeology--Georgia--Savannah.
Colonial Park (Cemetery : Savannah, Ga.)
Larson, Lewis H., 1927-
Lists (document genres)
Photographs.
Slides (photographs)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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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.