NCArchaeology@Home NCArchaeology @ Home is a collection of online content and educational resources from the OSA and our partners, in one place for teachers, students, parents, and anyone looking for enriching experiences, regardless of their location. Here you’ll find lesson plans, educator resources, videos, and blogs about all aspects of archaeology on land and underwater, through 14,000 years of North Carolina's human history. For additional content from all of our state’s natural and cultural institutions, please visit NCLearn! Questions, comments, or requests? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Share with us how you're learning at home with #NCArchaeologyAtHome. Resources On This Page Activity Packets Educational Videos Archaeology in Your Backyard Online Lectures Underwater Archaeology Archaeology Blogs Additional Resources Activities for Parents and Kids NC Archaeology Coloring Book Vol 1 Educational Videos Historic Halifax - Archaeology of the Colonial Courthouse Lumber River State Park Archaeological Dig Archaeology Month Kickoff Facebook Live More Archaeology Videos! Archaeology in Your Backyard! Site Mapping - Make a map of your backyard with paper and crayons or markers, being sure to include any "features" like trees, furniture, or changes in ground cover. Pedestrian Survey - Just as an archaeologist would look for artifacts in a plowed field, collect or photograph any objects on the ground in your yard. Discuss what activities these artifacts tell you might have happened there. Washing Artifacts - Clean rocks or "artifacts" found in your backyard (with permission!) with water and old paintbrushes or toothbrushes. Allow them to dry so you you can examine their details. Artifact Documentation - Draw pictures of your artifacts. Write down what you observe about them (for more advanced skills) and take measurements with a ruler. What differences do you see in the artifacts you have collected? How are they similar? What might they have been used for in the past? What activities may have taken place in your backyard based on what you found? Courtesy of Shane Petersen, NCDOT Archaeologist Online Lectures Archaeology at the Pauli Murray Family Home: The State of Research 2019 Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain From Grave Markers to Unmarked Graves: Archaeological Insights of Historic Cemeteries Hidden Beneath the Waves: Exploring the Underwater Cultural Heritage of NC View all lectures Underwater Archaeology Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Explore the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab and learn how artifacts from the ocean are preserved! Condor Heritage Dive Site Dive in and virtually explore the Condor, a Civil War blockade runner that ran aground just off the coast of Fort Fisher. Underwater Archaeology Activities For parents and kids to do at home! Learn about the methods of underwater archaeologists and conservators! Archaeology Blogs Blogs from the Office of State Archaeology Sharing the past under our feet and how we preserve it. Blogs from the Queen Anne's Revenge Lab Archaeology, conservation, pirates, and history. Archaeology Series on NCpedia The history and peoples of North Carolina seen through archaeology. Be sure to check out all 4 parts! Resources from the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill Ancient North Carolinians A Virtual Museum of North Carolina Archaeology The Archaeology of North Carolina Explore the cultures of North Carolina through time and space, and learn about lifeways, crafts, and technologies. Intrigue of the Past Activity guides for teachers (and parents!) of fourth through eighth graders. Archaeology in 3D Investigate digital 3D models of actual artifacts from North Carolina and the Southeastern United States! RLA Video Gallery Check out video clips from various archaeological projects in North Carolina.