The WPA financed Preston Holders “excavations of prehistoric and early contact Indian sites on the Georgia Coast, from Savannah to St. Simons Island, between April 1936 and February 1938…
“Excavations on St. Simons Island and Vicinity, 1936-1937,” which is familiar to Coastal archaeologists, provides a brief and accurate description of his excavations on St. Simons Island at the Airport (Site I), the Sea Island Mound (II), the Charlie King Mound (III), and Gascoigne Bluff (IV), with a progress report on Cannon’s Point (V). Less well known are the further details of his work at Cannon’s Point, of his two-month excavations at the important Evelyn mounds in north Brunswick (VI), and especially of his five months supervising the first, extensive excavations at the Irene Mound in Savannah.” (https://onlinedigeditions.com)
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 26, 2014.
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