Archaeological investigations at seven mill sites

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    Authors & editors

    Newman, Robert D [Author]

    Publisher Archaeological Services, Atlanta, Georgia
    Year of publication 1984

    English (main text)

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    Wind & watermills > Rest of the World (not Europe) > USA


    Scope & contentArchaeological investigations of seven mill sites in Elbert County, Georgia and Abbeville County, South Carolina were undertaken as part of cultural resources investigations associated with the construction of the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake on the Savannah River.

    Historical research and archaeological reconnaissance located a number of mill sites in the reservoir area: some of which showed potential for documentation of mill architecture and motive power systems. This report describes the methods and results of seven project area sites selected by the Corp of Engineers for investigation.

    Mill sites, motive power, excavations and investigations described with an inventory of artefacts: White Mill; Price Mill; Eureka Mill; Mattox Mill; and the Beaverdam Creek Mill Complex. Significant motive power remains were documented at the Mattox and Eureka mill sites. A comparison of the reservoir area mill sites is made with other areas in the South-east: the Wallace Reservoir; North-west Georgia; and the Columbia Reservoir.

    The project was carried out by Building Conservation Technology Inc. of Nashville. Tennessee and administered by the Interagency Archaeological Services of the National Park Service, Atlanta, Georgia. It was sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Georgia.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 21629

    • Shelf location: F405-NEW
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection
    • Notes: Russell Papers 1984