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Archaeology Month

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Archaeology Month

Dynamic Landscapes & Changing Environments:

14,000 Years of Human History in North Carolina

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.

Students Register Here

2018 Poster

 

See also

In the vien of landscape change over time check out some of the previous work done on the subject:

Archaeological sites threatened with rising sea levels by Lea Abbott.

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