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for North Carolina Archaeology Vol. 49 Issue , Oct 2000
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From 1952 to 1958, Morley Jeffers Williams conducted extensive archaeological investigations at Tryon Palace in New Bern. These excavations provided information that guided the interior and exterior restoration and reconstruction of the buildings and other architectural features.
Prehistoric mining activity in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Woodland period is a neglected aspect of North Carolina history. Abundant evidence was still visible in the early 20th-century before it was destroyed by modern mining activity. This article presents an introductory study of mica mining at the Sink Hole Mica Mine in Bandana, North Carolina.
It has been argued that historical archaeology began in North Carolina with the work of Talcott Williams in the 19th century in search of the Roanoke settlements or with the work of James Sprunt at Russellborough near Brunswick Town. Beaman argues that historical archaeology did not flourish in the state until the mid 20th century, when Morely Jeffers Williams conducted the first archaeological investigation into the opulent pre-Revolutionary home of William Tryon in New Bern.
Foodways studies can address numerous topics such as ritual, feasting, gender, status, and socioeconomic and political change. Work done on the faunal and botanical remains from the Coweeta Creek site in Macon County aid in understanding the subsistence trends of the 17th century Cherokee.
Archaeological work done at the Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue, at Taylor Bay on the mainland side of Bogue Sound in Carteret County has unearthed a change in prehistoric ceramic chronology for coastal North Carolina, presenting a possible new ceramic type for the region.