Archaeology Month 2018

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October is Archaeology Month

Archaeology Month will focus on the ways North Carolinians have been adapting to and modifying their surroundings for more than 14,000 years. Evolving landscapes and environments are evidenced through our observable prehistory and written history. As coastlines have shifted, temperatures have changed, and new species of plants and animals have been introduced, people have had to learn new ways to live. Archaeological sites including earthen mounds, structural patterns, and shell middens illustrate these changes. Join us in October as we celebrate Archaeology Month with a series of events exploring the past, present, and future of North Carolina’s dynamic landscapes. Events will include lunchtime lectures, an evening lecture, a student research symposium and an archaeology day with events and vendors.

Governor's Proclamation


Student Symposium

The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology invites undergraduate and graduate students to present their research during our October Archaeology Month Student Symposium. The symposium will take place at the North Carolina State Archives Building on October 12, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by a social gathering and an evening lecture by Dr. Christopher Moore, a geoarchaeologist at the Savannah River Archaeological Program.


Archaeology at Lumber River State Park

Tracing Catawba Persistence: Household Archaeology of the Late 18th Century Catawba Nation

See also

Check out some of the previous work done on the subject of landscape change over time:

Archaeological sites threatened with rising sea levels by Lea Abbott.

John Krizmanich's poster about coastal erosion and artifacts recovered from the West Site.