Trowel Blazers: Hester Davis

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Trowel Blazers: Hester Davis

Hester Davis was an influential archaeologist in an era when there was no protection for cultural resources. After graduating with a Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she rallied others to support federal protections including the National Historic Preservation Act (1966) and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act (1979). She served as the first State Archaeologist of Arkansas.

Join the OSA this October in honoring the contributions of women, like Hester Davis, to North Carolina archaeology and history.

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