NC Digs! New Archaeology Traveling Exhibit

Traveling exhibit set up at Yates Mill: three info panels about site types; tools used by archaeologists and artifacts; soil stratigraphy; three panels on site type

A new archaeology exhibit created by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is currently on display at Historic Yates Mill County Park. The exhibit, called ‘NC Digs’, highlights five different types of archaeological sites - Native American, battlefield, plantation, trash pit, and industrial - that are found across the State. The exhibit includes interpretive panels explaining each site type and techniques and methods used for excavating and analyzing materials from these different types of sites. There are artifacts on display as well as various tools used by archaeologists. The exhibit is scheduled to be on display at Yates Mill until the end of August and it will then travel to various historic sites and parks across the State.