This thesis chronicles efforts to examine a unique colonial waterfront complex in Sunbury, Georgia comprised of four distinct colonial wharf sites. To carry out an explanation of these features and Sunbury's overall land-water interface, this thesis utilizes Immanuel Wallerstein's World-Systems Theory in conjunction with extensive historical research and archaeological survey. The project's primary aim will be to identify novel aspects of Sunbury's economy and society through archaeology. Secondary goals include an investigation into the port's role locally and abroad. A corollary to this aim will be to connect the lifespan of the wharf sites to larger forces affecting the town.
|Commitee:||Dudley, Wade, Harris, Lynn, McCabe, Christopher|
|School:||East Carolina University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Archaeology, American history|
|Keywords:||Colonial history, Georgia, Maritime archaeology, Port studies, Wharves|
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