Sea Pines (archaeological site)

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Sea Pines
Nearest cityHilton Head Island, South Carolina
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
MPSHistoric Resources of the Late Archaic-Early Woodland Period Shell Rings of South Carolina, ca. 1,000-2,200 years B.C.
NRHP reference No.70000563[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1970

Sea Pines is a historic archeological site located at Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. The site is one of 20 or more prehistoric Indian shell middens in a ring shape located from the central coast of South Carolina to the central coast of Georgia. It is believed to date early in the second millennium BC, and to contain some of the earliest pottery known in North America. The Sea Pines ring stands about two feet above a flat central area, which is about five feet above mean sea level.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Sea Pines, Beaufort County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ E. Thomas Hemmings (August 1970). "Sea Pines" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 1 March 2014.