Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Wharves: The keystone of plantation wealth? Case studies
by Hicks, Theresa R., M.A., East Carolina University, 2012, 220; 1510510
Abstract (Summary)

The Bowling Farm Site (001CSR), a multi-component site comprising Native American and European artifact assemblages, a wharf structure, and a shipwreck, represents a unique clue to early North Carolina history. Located on the Cashie River in Bertie County, this site may be seminal to the history of colonial North Carolina settlement and economy, since little is known about colonial settlement in this area. The primary focus of this thesis is to explore the possibility of a potential correlation between the site's economic history, wharf construction, and the artifact assemblage by comparing Bowling Farm Site to five other plantation wharf sites located in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This thesis also aims to promote the importance of archaeology in understanding site history and formation processes on wharf sites while exploring the most appropriate archaeological methodologies to achieve this objective.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harris, Lynn
Commitee: Boudreaux, Tony, Rodgers, Bradley A., Swanson, Carl
School: East Carolina University
Department: Maritime Studies
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, American history
Keywords: Colonial America, Colonial economics, Landing, Maritime archaeology, Plantation, Wharves
Publication Number: 1510510
ISBN: 978-1-267-33929-4
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