Term of Award
Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Committee Member 1
M. Jared Wood
Committee Member 2
Camp Lawton was a Confederate POW Camp located in Jenkins County, Georgia during the latter part of the Civil War. This research uses shovel testing, metal detection, magnetometry, soil phosphate analysis, and terrestrial LiDAR scanning to attempt to ascertain which method, or combination of methods, is more effective on mid-19th century components in the Georgia Coastal Plain. Findings were inconclusive, but indicate that shovel testing and metal detection are the more effective methods. Data also suggest that areas of Confederate occupation at Camp Lawton probably covered a much larger area than previously anticipated.
Brant, William C. 2016 A Comparison of Field Methods at Camp Lawton (9JS1). M.A. Thesis, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Southern University.