Term of Award

Fall 2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Committee Chair

Sue Moore

Committee Member 1

Peggy Hargis

Committee Member 2

Robert Shanafelt

Abstract

Throughout the last 12 years, research and excavations have been ongoing at Mont Repose Plantation in Coosawhatchie, South Carolina. Previous research hasfocused on two areas of the plantation, while other areas have been excavated, yet left unstudied. One of the areas needing more study is the N870 block, first opened during the 2000 field season, and hypothesized to include a slave cabin. In order to investigate this claim the present researcher directed an extension of the N870 block during the 2011 field season to assess the area and determine if it was, in fact, a slave cabin. By conducting a comparative analysis using data from Cannon’s Point Plantation, seeking ethnic markers in the assemblage, and studying census data from Mont Repose, it was determined that it is very probable that this was once a slave cabin.

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