The Science of Archaeology


Did you know archaeology is considered a science? From the mountains to the coast, archaeologists in North Carolina rely on a variety of scientific approaches and technological advances to examine our state’s rich history and preserve it for future generations. Join the NC Office of State Archaeology for a virtual exploration of terrestrial and underwater archaeology throughout North Carolina’s unique landscapes! Learn about the tools we use to investigate and document the lives of people whose voices can no longer be heard and how we protect our state’s vibrant and diverse past.

This week-long virtual event will take place April 12-16 on our Facebook page and website. Then join us on Zoom on Saturday, April 17 at 1:00pm for an interactive conversation with OSA archaeologists as they compare the scientific approaches in land and underwater archaeology!

Visit the Science of Archaeology page!