Archaeology Month 2018 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. Events Archaeological Lecture Series Our ongoing lecture series will host three lectures in October. Join us during lunchtime on Oct. 4, 17 and 23. Public Archaeology Day Join us Saturday on Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh to celebrate Archaeology Month: Meet the OSA Staff, "dig" for artifacts, learn about archaeology and sites throughout the state. Evening Lecture In this keynote lecture, Dr. Christopher Moore of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program discusses "Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain." Halifax Archaeology Day 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! Videos Archaeology at Lumber River State Park Tracing Catawba Persistence: Household Archaeology of the Late 18th Century Catawba Nation More Videos Check out more videos here 2018 Poster Download a copy! Previous Archaeology Month Posters The Faces of Archaeology - 2016 Partnerships in Archaeology - 2017 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.