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Between 1999 and 2001, approximately 84,000 faunal specimens from seven excavated sites along the Roanoke River Basin in North Carolina and Virginia were cataloged and analyzed. The purpose of the study was to provide information to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop fishery management plans and restoration plans for endangered species through studying this historic distribution and abundance of fish and other animals in the basin.
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.