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Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of various artifacts obtained from the Winthrop University Farm Excavation conducted during the Fieldwork in Archaeology class directed by Dr. Christina Brooks and Darwin Ramsey, Spring of 2008. The artifacts consist of glass jars and bottles, pots, bowls, building materials, sherds, and other materials found at a dig conducted near the Aragon Cotton Mill in Rock Hill, SC near what is now known as Winthrop Farm. The Aragon Cotton Mill employed 275 operators and the associated mill housing had 450-500 residents. The collection also contains various printed photographs, student papers, display cards, and photo displays from the class exhibit.
The Winthrop Farm Excavation Artifacts were given to the Archives on August 23, 2013 by Christina Brooks.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Winthrop Farm Excavation Artifacts - Accession 1462". Finding Aid 943.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop University--Archaeological collections; Aragon Mills (Rock Hill, S.C.); Aragon-Baldwin Cotton Mills; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Antiquities; Excavations (Archaeology)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Antiquities