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In the Sandhills and southern Coastal Plain of North Carolina, a sand burial mound traditional emerged in the Woodland period. These mounds and the collective mortuary practice they represent are not well understood in North Carolina. This article discusses work at Fort Bragg and the social context for this tradition.
The Broad Reach Site is a Middle to Late Woodland burial and habitation site in Carteret County revealed numerous burial features including ossuaries, and single and double interments.
MacCord discusses the excavations at McLean Mound, an Indian burial mound, located along the Cape Fear River in Cumberland County.
: In southeastern North Carolina the remains of what could have been ossuary burial practices have been observed since the late 1800s. In 1884 J. A. Holmes observed that the burial mounds in Duplin, Sampson, Robeson, Cumberland, and southern Wake counties had certain common characteristics. In this article Hogue outlines methods for analyzing the skeletal material found in these ossuaries.