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Native American archaeological sites post-dating A.D. 1450 are rare in the Appalachian Summit of northwestern North Carolina, which includes Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. The only confirmed sites at high elevations provide evidence that climate change allowed agriculture above 2,500ft after A.D. 900, human settlement was restricted to individual households, and permanent settlement was restricted after 1450.
Fish remains recovered from prehistoric archaeological sites along the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina have been found to not be native to the Roanoke, as well as a lack of species that should be found in the area. Reconsiderations of previous research will help determine if this discrepancies are unique to the prehistoric fisheries of the Roanoke.