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Dr. Carnes-McNaughton discusses research at the Overhills Estate, a lavish vacation home and hunt club for the Rockefeller family.

Shawn will discuss archaeological insights on various historic cemeteries in North Carolina and beyond.

January Costa will discuss the work that she has accomplished in the past 10 years to create an archaeology program in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

What is archaeology? It’s more than just digging in the dirt! Come out to “Public Archaeology Day” to talk with the experts and learn all about what we do.

Dr. David Cranford discusses Catawba household archaeology that shows individual households experimented with a variety of creative solutions.

Over the last several decades, archaeologists have become increasingly interested in a variety of cultural behaviors along the edges of the Mississippian world.

Now approaching his 35th year of archaeological study of the Moravians of Wachovia, Dr. Hartley, Director of Archaeology at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, will talk about past, present and future historical archaeology there.

The Ailey Young house was built in 1875 by Professor William G. Simmons of Wake Forest as a part of a group of tenant farm houses known as “Simmons Row.” After his death in 1895, his widow, Mary Elizabeth, sold the house to Ailey Young, a married African-American woman.

During the American Civil War, blockade runners played an invaluable role in keeping Confederate forces supplied with munitions and other goods.

Mary Beth Fitts of OSA discussed the specialization of archaeobotany (also known as paleoethnobotany), which focuses on the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of plant materials from archaeological sites. Because site formation processes and archaeological recovery methods play a large r