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The curious case of construction : a uniquely built wharf at Brunswick/Fort Anderson / by Stephanie M. Byrd.

Author/creator Byrd, Stephanie M. author.
Other author/creatorEwen, Charles R., 1956- degree supervisor.
Other author/creatorEast Carolina University. Department of Anthropology.
Format Theses and dissertations, Electronic, and Book
Publication Info [Greenville, N.C.] : [East Carolina University], 2018.
Description208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps
Supplemental Content Access via ScholarShip
Summary The waterfront area of Brunswick Town, a small but important transatlantic port on the Cape Fear River, was a major shipping and commercial center for southeastern North Carolina. The major export of tar, pitch, and turpentine to British controlled areas helped established this town for naval stores. In his original investigations of Brunswick Town, Stanley South noted ballast stone piles in the river that might be evidence of up to five colonial wharves. At one of these locations, river front erosion from increased modern commercial traffic recently revealed a colonial era wooden dock that connected to a property historically owned by William Dry II. This thesis will focus upon the archaeological investigations conducted in 2015 by the East Carolina University Archaeological Field School, specifically on the construction of this wooden wharf at the point of land connection, and the recovery of artifacts associated with Brunswick Town's shipping and commercial enterprise.
General notePresented to the faculty of the Department of Anthropology
General noteAdvisor: Charles R. Ewen
General noteTitle from PDF t.p. (viewed February 15, 2019).
Dissertation noteM.A. East Carolina University 2018
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Adobe Reader.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre/formAcademic theses.
Genre/formAcademic theses.

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