Date of Award

5-9-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Jeffrey B. Glover

Abstract

As part of my M.A. thesis, I conducted an archaeological survey on Cypress Pond Plantation, located in Albany, Georgia over the course of six months. I employed landscape theory as a theoretical framework to interpret how the landscape was physically used over time. Shovel testing, metal detecting and unit excavations were employed to perform the survey. While the focus was on the historic occupation during the Antebellum period, evidence of prehistoric activities were discovered as well. Artifacts consistent with a prehistoric lithic production site and remnants of farming equipment dating to post 1900’s are consistent with activity historically documented during that time.

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