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The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast

Presented by: Dr. Ben Steere
Event Description:

Please join us as Dr. Ben Steere, director of the Cherokee Studies Program at Western Carolina University, discusses his new book, “The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast.” The book, published by the University of Alabama Press, explores the evolution of houses and households in the southeast from the Woodland to the Historic Indian period (200 B.C. to 1800 A.D.). It documents and compares more than 1,000 houses and other structures built by the original inhabitants of North America, with data compiled from 65 archaeological sites in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as the southern parts of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Steere uses domestic architecture to reconstruct daily life at Native American communities and identify social, cultural and economic changes in native societies.

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

Monday, October 16th,  2017 - 11:30 am

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