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McReynolds investigates the distribution of 35,079 Archaic and Woodland projectile points recovered in the state. The distribution of the points by cultural period and region indicates that the Piedmont was more heavily exploited throughout prehistory than the mountains or coastal plain. The distribution also reveals specific preferences for materials in making the points.
Ethnographic documents suggest that the total population of the Catawba Indians declined from 1700 to 1850 but then increased again over the next one hundred years. Sources reveal that while European-introduced diseases were among determinants of Catawba population change, emigration and other factors may have been significant.