Research

Sharing research is a fundamental goal of archaeology, and facilitating this research is an important function of the OSA. We aim to share the information gathered through the study of North Carolina's cultural heritage, conducted by OSA staff, colleagues, and students, with the citizens of this state, to whom it belongs. Additionally, staff archaeologists make it a priority to disseminate this research through workshops, symposia, and professional papers at state, regional, and national archaeological meetings.

Interested in conducting professional or student research in the OSA library, archaeological site inventory, or artifact collections? Access is available to these collections by appointment only. For library and site inventory access, please submit an appointment request at least 48 hours in advance. To conduct research on the artifact collections, please contact the OSARC Laboratory Supervisor for a "Collections Access Request" form at least two weeks in advance.

Staff Research

Coming soon!

Posters

OSA Informational Poster

OSA Informational Poster

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Paleoethnobotany

Paleoethnobotany

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A New View of Southeastern Stone Fish Weirs

A New View of Southeastern Stone Fish Weirs

by David Cranford, exploring his research into these interesting features

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We're Losing It!

We're Losing It!

by John Krizmanich, showing coastal erosion at the West Site

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Working with Descendant Communities

Working with Descendant Communities

by OSA, staff highlighting recent efforts to expand public outreach

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An Enigmatic Posthole Feature at the Berry Site

An Enigmatic Posthole Feature at the Berry Site

highlights work done by North Carolina archaeologists, including Assistant State Archaeologist David Cranford

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