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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

THAT DAM OVERLOOK: SUSSING OUT SETTLEMENT IN SCRIVEN**

Abstract

The wilds and woods of Scriven (Screven) County, Georgia are a microcosm of the macrocosm that is the Atlantic Coastal Plain: largely unexplored by archaeologists, yet holding proof of both intermittent and sustained settlement over millennia. Recent forays by the Georgia Southern University archaeology field program highlight such activities in a complex of tributary streams: Brier and Beaverdam Creeks. Oral and documentary sources, now combined with archaeology, reveal information on multiple components, including some of the area’s first inhabitants, a previously undocumented Colonial era settlement, and a curious monumental earthwork. Ongoing analysis emphasizes the region’s importance in multiple eras and at different scales.

Acknowledgements

Georgia Southern University, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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