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Research Reports by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) discuss the findings of archaeological excavations and research projects undertaken by the RLA between 1984 and present. They are available for free download. Because this series will continue to grow, the reports are listed in reverse chronological order so you can see what the RLA has been working on in recent years. Reports published in the past two decades contain full color plates.

 

Research Report No. 37 • Archaeology at Ayers Town: An Early Federal Period Community in the Catawba Nation by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Brett H. Riggs, and David J. Cranford (2015). [xv + 469 pp., 149 figures, 38 tables, 4 appendices, biblio.] Download individual chapters and data.

Research Report No. 36 • Archaeology at Ashe Ferry: Late Woodland and Middle Mississippian Period Occupations in the Lower Catawba River Valley, York County, South Carolina by Brett H. Riggs, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Fitts (2015). [xiv + 331 pp., 118 figures, 24 tables, 6 appendices, biblio.] Download individual chapters and data.

Research Report No. 35 • An Archaeological and Historical Investigation of the Battle Park Pavilion Site (31Or639)on the Campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Andrius Valiunas (2012). [iii + 74 pp., 18 figures, 4 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 34 • Archaeological Investigations at the Vance Site on the University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Mary Elizabeth Fitts, Ashley Peles, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (2012). [iii + 107 pp., 51 figures, 18 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 33 • 2011 Archaeological Investigations at Historic Yates Mill County Park, Wake County, North Carolina by David Cranford, Mary Elizabeth Fitts, Megan C. Kassabaum, and Theresa McReynolds Shebalin (2012). [iii + 53 pp., 21 figures, 2 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 32 • An Archaeological Assessment of the Crow Branch North Site (31Or633), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina by Mary Elizabeth Fitts (2010). [ii + 109 pp., 33 figures, 8 tables, 1 appendix, biblio.]

Research Report No. 31 • An Archaeological Assessment of the Carolina North Duct Corridor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina by Mary Elizabeth Fitts (2009). [iii + 86 pp., 25 figures, 2 tables, 2 appendixes, biblio.]

Research Report No. 30 • 2009 Archaeological Investigations at Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site by Edmond A. Boudreaux III, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and Brett H. Riggs (2009). [iii + 28 pp., 19 figures, 1 appendix, biblio.]

Research Report No. 29 • Woodland Pottery Sourcing in the Carolina Sandhills edited by Joseph M. Herbert and Theresa E. McReynolds (2008). [xiv + 252 pp., 109 figures, 39 tables, 4 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 28 • 2007 Archaeological Investigations at Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (2008). [iii + 33 pp., 25 figures, 2 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 27 • Summary Report of 2007 Archaeological Investigations at Catawba Nassaw Town (38Yk434), York County, South Carolina by Mary Beth Fitts, Brett H. Riggs, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (2007). [iv + 40 pp., 24 figures, 2 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 26 • 2006 Archaeological Investigations at Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (2007). [iii + 30 pp., 24 figures, 2 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 25 • Stone Quarries and Sourcing in the Carolina Slate Belt, edited by Vincas P. Steponaitis, Jeffrey D. Irwin, Theresa E. McReynolds, and Christopher Moore (2006). [xiv + 195 pp., 103 figures, 31 tables, 7 appendices, biblio.]

Research Report No. 24 • An Archaeological Investigation of the South Portico at Gerrard Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. and Brett H. Riggs (2006). [iii + 31 pp., 29 figures, biblio.]

Research Report No. 23 • Archaeological Investigations at the James Lee Love House on the University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Edmond A. Boudreaux, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and Brett H. Riggs (2004). [vi + 109 pp., 73 figures, 9 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 22 • Finding Tivoli: An Archaeological Search for William Richardson Davie’s Home at Land’s Ford, Chester County, South Carolina, by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and Brett H. Riggs (2004). [ii + 25 pp., 19 figures, biblio., 2 appendices.]

Research Report No. 21 • An Archaeological Assessment of Pre-Columbian Fauna in the Roanoke River Basin by Amber VanDerwarker (2001). [iii + 43 pp., 3 figures, 23 tables, biblio., 1 appendix.]

Research Report No. 20 • Archaeological Investigations at the Pettigrew Site on the University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Elizabeth A. Jones, Patricia M. Samford, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and Melissa A. Salvanish (1998). [x + 136 pp., 55 figures, 17 tables, biblio., 2 appendices.]

Research Report No. 19 • Archaeological Investigations at the Philpott Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr.  (1998). [v + 104 pp., 30 figures, 8 tables, biblio., 6 appendices.]

Research Report No. 18 • Archaeological Investigations at the Dallas Hylton Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1998). [iv + 104 pp., 26 figures, 9 tables, biblio., 6 appendices.]

Research Report No. 17 • Archaeological Investigations at the Gravely Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1997). [iv + 79 pp., 29 figures, 13 tables, biblio., 6 appendices.]

Research Report No. 16 • Archaeological Investigations at the Wells Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1997). [iv + 49 pp., 18 figures, 5 tables, biblio., 6 appendices.]

Research Report No. 15 • Archaeological Investigations at the Belmont Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1997). [iv + 123 pp., 55 figures, 12 tables, biblio., 9 appendices.]

Research Report No. 14 • Archaeological Investigations at the Stockton Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1997). [iv + 93 pp., 54 figures, 11 tables, biblio., 6 appendices.]

Research Report No. 13 • Archaeological Investigations at the Box Plant Site, Henry County, Virginia by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Jane Eastman, Thomas O. Maher, and Richard P. Gravely, Jr. (1997). [iv + 100 pp., 39 figures, 14 tables, biblio., 7 appendices.]

Research Report No. 12 • An Archaeological Survey of Portions of Orange County, North Carolina by I. Randolph Daniel, Jr. (1994). [iv + 123 pp., 32 figures, 15 tables, biblio., 2 appendices.]

Research Report No. 11 • A Bibliography of Aboriginal Archaeological Plant Food Remains From Eastern North America: 1901-1991 by Richard A. Yarnell, Thomas O. Maher, and M. Jean Black (1993). [iv + 75 pp., 3 tables, biblio., 3 indexes.]  Price $8.00.  (Go to RLA order form).

Research Report No. 10 • Test Excavations at Selected Log Cabin Sites in Orange County, North Carolina by I. Randolph Daniel, Jr. and H. Trawick Ward (1993). [iv + 39 pp., 12 figures, 8 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 9 • Excavations at the Boland Site, 1984-1987: A Preliminary Report by Susan C. Prezzano and Vincas P. Steponaitis (1990). [viii + 165 pp., 74 figures, 20 tables, biblio., 3 appendices.]

Research Report No. 8 • The Historic Occaneechi: An Archaeological Investigation of Culture Change, Final Report of 1986 Excavations edited by H. Trawick Ward and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1987). [vii + 171 pp., 33 figures, 22 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 7 • The Historic Occaneechi: An Archaeological Investigation of Culture Change, Preliminary Report of 1986 Investigations by H. Trawick Ward and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1986). [iv + 41 pp., 23 figures, 4 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 6 • Second Phase Investigations of Late Aboriginal Settlement Systems in the Eno, Haw, and Dan River Drainages, North Carolina by Daniel L. Simpkins and Gary L. Petherick (1986). [v + 151 pp., 16 figures, biblio., 10 appendices.]

Research Report No. 5 • Alamance County Archaeological Survey Project, Alamance County, North Carolina by Jane Madeline McManus and Ann Marie Long (includes The Potters of Alamance County, by Linda F. Carnes) (1986).[ v + 148 pp., 14 figures, 4 tables, biblio., 2 appendices.]

Research Report No. 4 • The Historic Occaneechi: An Archaeological Investigation of Culture Change, Final Report of 1985 Excavations edited by Roy S. Dickens, Jr., H. Trawick Ward, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1986). [vii + 155 pp., 34 figures, 27 tables, biblio.]

Research Report No. 3 • First Phase Investigations of Late Aboriginal Settlement Systems in the Eno, Haw, and Dan River Drainages, North Carolina by Daniel L. Simpkins, with a contribution by Gary L. Petherick (1985). [vii + 153 pp., 8 figures, 4 tables, biblio., 7 appendices.]

Research Report No. 2 • The Historic Occaneechi: An Archaeological Investigation of Culture Change, Preliminary Report of 1985 Investigations by Roy S. Dickens, Jr., H. Trawick Ward, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1985). [v + 36 pp., 30 figures, 1 table, biblio.]

Research Report No. 1 • The Historic Occaneechi: An Archaeological Investigation of Culture Change, Preliminary Report of 1984 Investigations by Roy S. Dickens, Jr., H. Trawick Ward, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1984). [vi + 58 pp., 334 figures, 2 tables, biblio.]