Archaeological Lecture Series

The Office of State Archaeology will host speakers each month throughout the year on the many great aspects of archaeology. Topics will center on recent investigations or research conducted in North Carolina. All lectures are free and open to the public. Join us for these fascinating events!

Upcoming educational lectures:

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

Presented by: David Cranford

During the late 18th century, the Catawba Nation experienced profound cultural changes over a relatively short time as community members adjusted to a series of transformative events including a devastating smallpox epidemic. Benefiting from a rich documentary record, successive short-lived domestic occupations, and a nearly continuous archaeological record of Catawba settlements between 1750-1800, it is possible to trace rapid cultural change experienced by the Catawba. In this talk, Dr. David Cranford presents recent research on Catawba household archaeology that shows individual households experimented with a variety of creative solutions that contributed to the persistence and ultimate survival of this community.

North Carolina State Library and Archives | 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:30 am