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An archeological survey for the proposed sewage system improvements project by the Town of Springdale located 18 archeological sites. The survey involved an on-the-ground inspection of a 50 foot wide corridor along Six Mile Creek in the Sand Hills region of central South Carolina. Eleven of the sites represent prehistoric occupation: Early and Middle Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods. Nineteenth and twentieth century homesites, a quarry, and an old roadbed were recorded also. These sites are interpreted and evaluated with reference to a predictive model. Four of the sites which will be directly impacted by the proposed sewer line construction were recommended for a subsurface testing program. A determination of eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places is recommended for one of these sites, 38LX2l4, based on the results of the testing program. No additional archeological testing within the right-of-way is recommended for sites 38LX225, 38LX228, and 38LX229. However, avoidance of these sites and even other sites, which adjoin the right-of-way and thus may experience adverse impacts by construction related activities, is recommended.
The South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology--University of South Carolina
Excavations, Springdale, Six Mile Creek, Lexington County, South Carolina, Archeology
Harmon, Michael A., "An Archeological Survey and Testing Program Along Six Mile Creek, Lexington County, South Carolina" (1980). Research Manuscript Series. 155.