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for The State Vol. 11 Issue 30, Dec 1943
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Evidence for Native Americans varied greatly depending on the region. Along the coast, shell middens were found and or around village or lodge sites. Some of these sites were seasonal often used for fishing during summer months. In the mountains, cave and rock shelters were sought out for protection. Pottery was typically found in fragments or sherds, but occasionally an entire vessel was discovered. In the 1940s, the Archaeological Society of North Carolina was attempting to find and preserve any remaining Native American pottery.
Martin County history dates back to 1774 when it was formed from Halifax and Tyrrell counties. It is essentially an agricultural county, with tobacco the top crop and peanuts a close second. The county has a diversity of merchandizing concerns, and lumbering and Plymouth's North Carolina Pulp Company are big industries.
Discoveries of ancient relics, including pottery, relate interesting information about the lives of the various Native American tribes who lived in North Carolina. Signs of Native American occupations have been found in all the state's one hundred counties. Rights relates some of the findings.