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Bulow Plantation Ruins, Florida

Project Description:

In 2009, the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies used terrestrial laser scanning, GPS, and aerial LiDAR to begin documenting the built landscape at the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. The survey focus was on the sugar mill ruins and developing conservation and stabilization recommendations for the Florida Park Service. This project was conducted along with some initial 3D documentation work AIST was doing at the nearby Dummett Sugar Mill site, also examining issues of conservation and preservation of this National Register site. In follow-up to that work, AIST conducted spatial mapping and landscape documentation at Bulow, which included the examination of associated features and site locations. Under Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research Permit No. 0910.050 the AIST completed a GPS mapping and metal prospection projectat the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park in January of 2010. This project was based on work began at the park during AIST’s report on the Archaeological Resource Sensitivity Modeling in Florida State Parks District 3: the East and Central Florida Region (Collins et al.2010), completed in the fall of 2010. During that project sub-meter GPS was used to record 15 of the suspected 40 locations for slave quarter sites, and linear pattern features were matched up with historic references for the slave quarter locations. The Bulow mapping project was a continuation of that District 3 work, and was done with the anticipation that more slave quarter locations could be verified following our initial GPS fieldwork indications.[Report]
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