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 a site file research request. 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. The First Peoples of North Carolina North Carolina's First Colonists: 12,000 Years Before Roanoke Publication The Prehistory of North Carolina: A Basic Cultural Sequence Publication Projectile Points of the North Carolina Piedmont Conference Presentation First Immigrants: Native American Settlement of North Carolina NCpedia See More Research Geology for Archaeologists Explore the rocks of the Carolina Slate Belt that served as a source of raw material for inhabitants for millennia. Historical Archaeology The Kron Collection Curation Project Master's Project Collection Inventory and Analysis from Fayetteville Arsenal, North Carolina Master's Thesis Brunswick Town Colonoware: A Look at Form and Function Master's Thesis Of and Around Standing Structures: Archaeology and Restoration Publication See More Research Maritime Archaeology Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Research from the Project The Loss of the USS Huron Shipwreck Preserve Report Cape Fear Civil War Period Shipwreck District National Register of Historic Places Report Wilmington Historic Shipwreck District National Register of Historic Places Report See More Research Staff Research Coming soon! Posters OSA Informational Poster Click to download full-size poster! Paleoethnobotany Click to download full-size poster! A New View of Southeastern Stone Fish Weirs by David Cranford, exploring his research into these interesting features Click to download full-size poster! We're Losing It! by John Krizmanich, showing coastal erosion at the West Site Click to download full-size poster! Working with Descendant Communities by OSA, staff highlighting recent efforts to expand public outreach Click to download full-size poster! An Enigmatic Posthole Feature at the Berry Site highlights work done by North Carolina archaeologists, including Assistant State Archaeologist David Cranford Click to download full-size poster!