Historical Marker: Hawkshaw
This marker indicates the location of a Deptford Culture archaeological site called Hackshaw. The Deptford Culture was an Early Woodland people who lived 2,000 years ago. To be more exact, they lived between 500 B.C. to 300 A.D.; this site has been dated to around 150 A.D. Deptford Culture reached from southeaster Alabama, through north and west central Florida, through east Georgia, and ending in southeastern South Carolina. Archaeological research has determined Deptford indians lived along the coast and in inland river valleys (up to 75-100 miles inland). They are known for their ceramics, which are often decorated with check patterns and are deep cylindrical containers. What makes this culture unique is that later cultures did not use Deptford sites, leaving them intact and providing a clearer picture of what life was like Deptford indians.
Backstory and Context
"Hackshaw." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed January 12, 2017. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=72238.