Searchable Databases

North Carolina Archaeological Collection – Artifacts
A portal to the state’s largest archaeological archive with more than 8 million artifacts in the RLA collections. Information includes catalog number, RLA site number, site name, state site number, country, state, county, artifact category, and artifact material plus many more details under the Full Record Information. Many records have a digital image associated with them.

North Carolina Archaeological Collection – Photographs & Documents
A portal to more than 69,000 digital files (as of December 2016) in the RLA collections. Entries include black-and-white photographs, color slides, digital images, publications, and more. Maintained by the Carolina Digital Repository.

Artifact Collections

Site Catalog
A catalog (list) of more than 8,000 sites from which the RLA curates archaeological collections. Information includes RLA site number, state site number, county, state, and comments. List ordered by state and site number.

Accession Ledger
A digital version of the RLA’s leather-bound ledgers that contain the collections accession records. Information includes accession number, collection description, collector, date accessioned, collection location, RLA site number(s), total entries, and artifact count. List ordered by accession number.

Accession Record
A catalog (list) of the collections accession records representing more than 8 million artifacts in the RLA collections. Information includes RLA site number, accession number, specimen number, year accessioned, recorder’s name, and collection location. List ordered by year and accession number.

Specimen Catalog

Catalog entries for more than 8 million artifacts in the RLA’s collections separated into 11 files. Information includes site number, accession number, specimen number, contexts, artifact count, description, category, and collection status. Lists ordered by accession number.

NAGPRA Inventory
An abbreviated version of the RLA’s inventory of holdings covered by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This document contains a discussion of the inventory procedures, determination of cultural affiliation, and site summaries.

Photographic Collections

Online Photographic Archive (password required)
A collection of more than 50,000 black-and-white, color, and digital photographs in the RLA collections.

Black-and-White Photograph Catalog
A catalog (list) of more than 18,000 black-and-white photographs in the RLA collections. Information includes RLA site number, negative number, accession number, description, and date. List ordered by negative number.

Color Slide Catalog
A catalog (list) of more than 23,000 color slides in the RLA collections. Information includes RLA site number, slide number, accession number, description, and date. List ordered by slide number.

Color Slide Summary – Slide Number
A summary list of the Color Slide Catalog ordered by slide number. Information includes site location, slide number range, accession number, description, and date.

Color Slide Summary – Site
A summary list of the Color Slide Catalog ordered by site. Information includes site number, slide number range, accession number, description, and date.

Digital Image Catalog
A catalog (list) of more than 8,000 digital images in the RLA collections. Information includes site number, image number, accession number, context, subject, and date. List ordered by image number.

3D Image Collections

Online 3D Image Archive
A collection of 3D models of artifacts and excavations in the RLA collections, more than 350 and growing (as of December 2016).

Bell Tower at UNC – Chapel Hill
A collaborative project between the RLA, Aer Analytica LLC (Raleigh, NC USA), Charlotte Aerial Solutions (Charlotte, NC USA), and vaireco GmbH (Konstanz, Germany).

Old Well at UNC – Chapel Hill
A collaborative project between Steve Davis (RLA) and Ken Varner (vaireco GmbH, Konstanz, Germany).

Historic Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC
A collaborative project between the RLA, Aer Analytica LLC (Raleigh, NC USA), Charlotte Aerial Solutions (Charlotte, NC USA), and vaireco GmbH (Konstanz, Germany), this model was created using more than 120 ground photos and 550 aerial photos.