What We Do

As part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural ResourcesOffice of Archives and History, and Division of Historical Resources, the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology examines and preserves remains of North Carolina's material culture. Through field investigations into sites like the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge to untangling the complex history of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, the office coordinates and implements a statewide program to study and preserve the prehistoric, historic and underwater archaeology of the state. The programs provided include: documenting statewide archaeological resources, issuing permits for archaeological study, assist in listings to the National Register of Historic Places and providing long-term curation of some of the state's most valuable collections.