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Manning Archaeological Site, Lexington County (Address Restricted)
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Aerial Overview Site Overview

The Manning site is a comparatively large multi-component archaeological site of prehistoric and historic age situated in an unusually rich and diverse environmental setting. The site contains evidence of prehistoric Indian occupation beginning with the earliest Indians of South Carolina, the Paleo-Indian (9,500 BC) and terminates with the historic Indians of the 1700s. The remains of eighteenth century settler habitations are also present and what possibly represents a portion of the original Cherokee Path lies on the north edge of this site. There is some kind of artifactual evidence of every prehistoric Indian group known to have lived in the central portion of South Carolina. That so many different groups visited or inhabited the site for thousands of years indicates that the Manning site occupied an important locational and ecological position in the environment of the Upper Congaree River Valley. Listed in the National Register December 14, 1978.

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