Topics Related to Office of State Archaeology

The Office of State Archaeology will host a virtual event, taking place over the week of April 11th, showcasing the different sciences and technology used on both terrestrial and underwater archaeological sites across the state.

In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this event has been postponed.

Nancy Strickland Fields discusses the importance of Native Community outreach and community inclusion in museum programs and exhibits.

Archaeological investigations using geophysical tools have helped us to understand this rich archaeological record and shown just how much more we have to learn.

Get to know your state archaeologists while enjoying some delicious food and beverages in a fun and laid-back atmosphere!

Archaeology as a field has changed and evolved over the last century, as has the experience of women in this once male-dominated field.

Come out to "Arch in the Park" to talk with the experts and learn all about what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved!

Dr Brooke Bauer discusses how Catawba Indian women created, promoted, and preserved a Catawba identity during the 18th and early-19th centuries.

Absorbed pottery residue analysis uses Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry to identify and interpret the contents of pots from archaeological sites.

Archaeologists at UNC-Chapel Hill collaborate with the Pauli Murray Project to study and protect the legacy of the Fitzgerald/Murray family.