Archaeology Month

When:
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Get to know your state archaeologists while enjoying some delicious food and beverages in a fun and laid-back atmosphere! This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, get advice from professionals already in the field, and learn about what the OSA does; or just make new connections and talk about what we all love! North Street Beer Station is a family-friendly tap room and there is no cover charge.

Food will be provided and beverages are available for purchase!

When:
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archaeology as a field has changed and evolved over the last century, as has the experience of women in this once male-dominated field. Join us as we host a panel of North Carolina female archaeologists in the private and public sectors to discuss their diverse experiences in the field. Come to the NC Museum of History with your own questions to ask our team of experts!

Panelists:

When:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

What is archaeology? It’s more than just digging in the dirt! 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! Activities, crafts, and fun for all ages! Learn how prehistoric peoples made their stone tools; identify artifacts from archaeological excavations; explore how underwater archaeologists study shipwrecks; discover how we preserve artifacts through conservation and gain more information through artifact reconstruction.

When:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

See archaeologists in action as we look for evidence of the original Halifax Courthouse. Learn about modern excavation techniques and discover what it means to be an archaeologist!

Excavations begin on November 1st and run through November 3rd. Feel free to come out and visit us on the 1st and 2nd as well! Work will take place behind the Clerk's Office next to Market Street.

When:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.

In our second Lunchtime Lecture, Mr. Southerly and Mr. Casserley dive into inter-agency partnerships to discover, research, and protect the hallmarks of North Carolina’s maritime cultural heritage: shipwrecks. North Carolina waters have long been known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, with thousands of shipwrecks occurring over hundreds of years. These shipwrecks hold information about changing technologies and cultural and physical landscapes.

When:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.

Rivers have served as the super highways of civilizations for centuries, and the Cape Fear is no different. In our first Lunchtime Lecture of the month, Mr. McKee will discuss how natural and artificial changes to the Cape Fear River affects the archaeology of one of North Carolina’s oldest ports, Brunswick Town. Established in the early 18th century, Brunswick Town was a blossoming colonial port town until it was demolished by British troops in 1776. The town was never rebuilt, but the site was used to construct Fort Anderson during the Civil War.

When:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

In our featured Archaeology Month evening lecture, Dr. Moore will examine the changing paleo-environments of the Southeastern Coastal Plain and the ways in which humans adapted to their shifting world many millennia ago. His recent publications include articles on identifying ancient animal blood residues from stone tools in South Carolina and Georgia, and the possible impact of a comet fragment at the end of the Paleoindian Clovis period. Dr.

When:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

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. Activities, crafts, and fun for all ages! Learn how prehistoric peoples made their stone tools; identify artifacts from archaeological excavations; explore how underwater archaeologists study shipwrecks; discover how we preserve artifacts through conservation and gain more information through artifact reconstruction.

When:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology (NC OSA) in association with the Division of State Historic Sites and Properties is hosting a public presentation to discuss recent research by student and OSA interns utilizing extant artifact collections curated at the Archaeology Research Center, and field research on certain state historic sites. This symposium will highlight the myriad of research possibilities available through the OSA and its Research Center.

When:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:30 a.m.

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.).

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