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Davis provides a reprint of the account of James Needham and Gabriel Arthur's journeys in 1673 and 1674 through the piedmont and mountains of North Carolina to establish trading contracts with the Cherokee. They were first published in THE FIRST EXPLORATIONS OF THE TRANS-ALLEGHENY REGION BY THE VIRGINIANS, 1650-1674 by Alvord and Bidgood in 1912.
In 2001, the UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology began the Catawba Project, an extension of the 20-year Siouan Project that seeks to trace the evolution of native societies of the Carolina Piedmont through the 18th and early 19th centuries. Documentary and archaeological research have exposed a series of settlements now known to have given rise to the modern Catawba Nation.
In 2002-2003, Brent Riggs, R.P. Stephen Davis, and Mark Plane, archaeologists from the University of North Carolina, discovered Catawba pottery from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Town, South Carolina. Highlighted aspects of their discovery included this pottery’s characteristics, assemblage, production and trade. Also noted was this research’s significance and implications for the Colonoware debate. Figures feature location sites, shards or vessels images, and burnishing stones that aided in Catawba pottery’s production.