Past Lectures

Prevous lectures hosted by the Office of State Archaeology:


Archaeological Excavations at the Trogdon-Squirrel Creek Site

The first installment of the Archaeological Lecture Series, OSA hosted Brad Hatch of Dovetail Cultural Resources Group (Dovetail) and NC DOT Staff Archaeologists to discuss finds at the Trogdon-Squirrel Creek site (31RD1426) in Randolph County, North Carolina. Excavations focused on an early nineteenth-to early twentieth-century Quaker farmstead. This investigation resulted in the recovery of over 20,000 artifacts and revealed a dwelling with stone piers, an associated outbuilding, and cultural landscape features.

North Carolina State Library and Archives | 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:30 am

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Archaeobotany Methods and Research

Mary Beth Fitts of OSA discussed the specialization of archaeobotany (also known as paleoethnobotany), which focuses on the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of plant materials from archaeological sites. Because site formation processes and archaeological recovery methods play a large role in structuring what we find in archaeobotanical assemblages, it is important to understand how plant remains come to be preserved in the archaeological record, and what techniques are employed to ensure that they have the best chance of being identified in the laboratory.
 

North Carolina State Library and Archives Auditorium | 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:30 am

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