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On March 29 and 30, 1978, and on April 5, 1978, members of the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology conducted a reconnaissance of eight river locations on the Savannah River, and a reconnaissance of Oates Creek, Augusta, Georgia. The reconnaissances were conducted under an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, to evaluate the areas of proposed river and creek alterations for possible impact on cultural resources. The reconnaissance failed to locate any cultural resources within the proposed areas of stream flow alteration. Cultural material is probably absent because of the unstable environment, within the immediate vicinity of the river meanderings, and in the area of Oates Creek, Augusta, Georgia, subjection to intense land modification and previous dredgings of the creek. No further consideration of archeological and historic properties is recommended.
The South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology--University of South Carolina
Excavations, Savannah River, Oates Creek, Channelization, Environmental aspects, Augusta, Georgia, Archeology
Michie, James L., "An Archeological Reconnaissance of the Widening and Cutoff of Specific Areas on the Savannah River, and the Channel Modification of Oates Creek, Augusta, Georgia" (1978). Research Manuscript Series. 122.