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Collection Lowry Axley papers
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Irene Mound excavation
Description Black and white photograph of an unidentified African American woman and two man in one of the stepped trenches at the Irene Mound excavation site. The archaeological excavation of this burial mound began in 1937 as a Works Progress Administration project and took over two years to complete. Much of the excavation crew was comprised of African-American women. The mound was located in the New Yamacraw settlement at the confluence of Pipemakers Canal and the Savannah River.
Date 1937
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Catalog Number MS 35-VM01-01-43
Subjects African American women
Archaeological sites
Chatham County (Ga.)
Creek Indians
Indians of North America--Georgia
Irene (Mound)
Print size 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"