Skull Creek (Beaufort County, South Carolina)

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Skull Creek
Nearest cityHilton Head, South Carolina
Area2 acres (0.81 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 #70000564[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 1970

Skull Creek is a historic archeological site located at Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. The site includes two 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 probably dates from early in the second millennium BC, and is likely to contain some of the earliest pottery known in North America. The Skull Creek rings are the only known example of a later ring superimposed over an earlier one.[2][3]

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


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Skull Creek, 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 (April 1970). "Skull Creek" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 1 March 2014.