Research & Education
An essential activity for the OSA involves public education programs on prehistoric and historic archaeology. Staff archaeologists demonstrate archaeological techniques, give lectures, and prepare several types of publications on North Carolina archaeology. Targeted audiences include school groups, amateur archaeological and historical societies, and government agencies that deal with archaeology. Staff archaeologists also share important information on North Carolina through workshops, symposia, and professional papers at state, regional, and national archaeological meetings. For more information about our public education program please contact us.
The OSA library, the state's archaeological site inventory, and collections are made available for professional and student research. Please contact Rosie Blewitt-Golsch for inquiries and access to these resources.
Great Resources for Students, Teachers and Researchers
The Carolina Algonkians - An excellent source page devoted to primary historical and archaeological information pertaining to the Algonkians.
Native American Settlement of North Carolina
Trail of Tears Association, North Carolina Chapter
AnthroNotes Digital Repository - The entire collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology publication AnthroNotes (1979-2012) and 262 individual AnthroNotes articles can be downloaded in three formats (PDF, mobi, ePub) from the Smithsonian Libraries digital database. The database is searchable by author, title, year and subject. Searches may be conducted in over 40 topics, including geographic regions, contemporary issues, and education. AnthroNotes includes research-based articles by leading scholars in the field as well as classroom-tested activities.