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Dr. Stan Riggs and his colleagues at East Carolina University have just turned out a first-class study and prognosis on North Carolina's coast. In the most recent piece, NORTH CAROLINA'S COAST IN CRISIS: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE, Riggs has gone from observing to predicting--the seas are rising at an increasingly rapid rate and believes the Outer Banks will become a series of islands rather than a narrow barrier island.
The crowds that flock to the North Carolina Outer Banks each summer were met with something new this June: a newly formed island off Cape Point, Hatteras Island. Dubbed Shelly Island, the new spit of land is a testament to the complex and dynamic nature of the state's coastal geomorphology.
Between 1982-2002, archaeological expeditions of the Southern Coastal Plains yielded explanations for unique cultural development patterns among inhabitants such as the Iroquois and Algonkian. Such patterns, referred to by Joel Gunn as a “cultural anvil,” were especially the case during prehistoric periods, as well as global and ice ages. The author explained that this phenomenon occurred because by the Coastal Plain’s lack of natural enclosures. The phenomenon was particularly observed in ceramic artifacts.