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Maritime Research Division


Great Pee Dee River

In 1999, the MRD implemented a 58 river mile survey of the Great Pee Dee River to inventory submerged cultural resources from Mars Bluff to Cheraw. Marine remote sensing operations were conducted in three sections of the river for a total distance of 24 miles surveyed during the initial foray on the river. A number of magnetic and acoustic anomalies were detected, along with several wooden constructs along the river banks and a stone fish weir. The project received material support from many local residents. Future investigations will complete the 34 miles of river remaining to survey and ground-truth to investigate the source of prioritized anomalies.

Related Information

2000. Spirek, James. "Remote Sensing Survey of the Great Pee Dee River to Inventory Archaeological Sites." Legacy. Vol. 5, No. 2. December. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina. p. 16.