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ANTH 451: Field School in North American Archaeology
May 17 – June 23, 2023 (Summer Session 1)


Required Readings and Videos

Week 1. May 17–19

North Carolina Office of State Archaeology (2017). Archaeological Investigation Standards and Guidelines (2017) NCOSA. North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC. 

  • Read Part 1 and Part 2 (pages 1‒16).


Week 2. May 22–26

North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs (2008). North Carolina’s First Peoples. Department of Administration, Raleigh, NC.

Bauer, Brook M. (2023). Becoming Catawba: Catawba Indian Women and Nation-Building, 1540‒1750. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.


Week 3. May 29–June 2

Lynch, Isa Phillips (2006). The Duke Forest at 75: A Resource for All Seasons. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Lawson, John (1709). A New Voyage to Carolina. [s.n.], London, England.

  • Read pages 55–58, excerpts from “A Journal.” John Lawson was an English surveyor, naturalist, and writer who traveled throughout the Carolinas during the early eighteenth century. He wrote about the people he encountered, landscapes he traversed, and animals and plants he observed or learned about from Indigenous peoples. The selected excerpts begin with Lawson traveling east toward the area that became known as Hillsborough.


Week 4. June 5–9

Graybeal, Lesley M. (2012). “Too Light to Be Black, Too Dark to Be White”: Redefining Occaneechi Identity through Community Education. Native South 5:95–122.


Week 5. June 12–16

Occaneechi: A Past and Present Story
Yellow Shark Media | Jan 8, 2019 |

About the Catawba Nation
SouthCarolinaETV | Jul 24, 2019 |

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time
SouthCarolinaETV | Jul 24, 2017 |


Additional Resources

ANTH 451 2023 Syllabus

Field School Informational Packet

Map with grid of New Hope Creek study area at Duke Forest (Area 1)

3D model of Units 639-640R962 in Area 1 at Duke Forest

3D model of Units 646-647R954 in Area 1 at Duke Forest

3D model of Units 649-650R962 in Area 1 at Duke Forest