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Time before History : The Archaeology of North Carolina - H. Trawick Ward

Time before History

The Archaeology of North Carolina

Paperback Published: 27th August 1999
ISBN: 9780807847800
Number Of Pages: 328

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North Carolina's written history begins in the sixteenth century with the voyages of Sir Walter Raleigh and the founding of the ill-fated Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. But there is a deeper, unwritten past that predates the state's recorded history. The region we now know as North Carolina was settled more than 10,000 years ago, but because early inhabitants left no written record, their story must be painstakingly reconstructed from the fragmentary and fragile archaeological record they left behind.

"Time before History" is the first comprehensive account of the archaeology of North Carolina. Weaving together a wealth of information gleaned from archaeological excavations and surveys carried out across the state--from the mountains to the coast--it presents a fascinating, readable narrative of the state's native past across a vast sweep of time, from the Paleo-Indian period, when the first immigrants to North America crossed a land bridge that spanned the Bering Strait, through the arrival of European traders and settlers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Weaving together a wealth of information, it presents a fascinating narrative of the state s native past across a vast sweep of time."Indian Artifacts" This well-written book on the archaeology of Native American sites in North Carolina will be of interest to everyone.Stanley South, author of "Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology" It is an irresistible story of 10,000 years of history beginning with the first Americans."American Archaeology" "This well-written book on the archaeology of Native American sites in North Carolina will be of interest to everyone.Stanley South, author of "Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology"" "Weaving together a wealth of information, it presents a fascinating narrative of the stateUs native past across a vast sweep of time."Indian Artifacts"" "Time Before History" will educate and entertain its intended audiences for some years to come."North Carolina Historical Review" "It is an irresistible story of 10,000 years of history beginning with the first Americans."American Archaeology"" The work is essential for placing the state in the larger context of eastern archaeology."Choice"

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction Cultural-Historical
Overview Paleo-Indian Period (before 8000b.c.)
Archaic Period (8000-1000b.c.)
Woodland Period (1000b.c.-a.d.1600)
The Historic Period (aftera.d.1540)
A Brief History of North Carolina Archaeology
Exploring Indian Mounds
A New Focus on North Carolina Archaeology
Following in the Footsteps of Lederer and Lawson
The Keyauwee Excavation Federal Archaeology
Begins at Peachtree Stalking the Piedmont
Siouans Building Cultural Chronologies
The Cherokee Project North Carolina Archaeology
Expands Recent Research Programs across North Carolina Notes on Organization
The Paleo-Indian: An Elusive Quarry Paleo-Indian
Chronology in the Southeast Early Paleo-Indian Subperiod (about 9500-9000b.c.)
Middle Paleo-Indian Subperiod (9000-8500b.c.)
Late Paleo-Indian Subperiod (8500-7900b.c.)
Paleo-Indian Settlement and Subsistence
The Paleo-Indian Period in North Carolina
The Coastal Plain
The Piedmont
The Mountains
The Archaic Period: A Time of Regionalization and Specialization
The Archaic Period in the Piedmont Early Archaic Period (8000-6000b.c.)
Middle Archaic Period (6000-3000b.c.)
Late Archaic Period (3000-1000b.c.)
The Archaic Period in the Mountains Early Archaic Period (8000-6000b.c.)
Middle Archaic Period (6000-3000b.c.)
Late Archaic Period (3000-1000b.c.)
The Archaic Period on the Coast and Coastal Plain Summary
The Woodland Period in the Piedmont
The Piedmont Village Tradition
The Early Woodland and Middle Woodland Periods (1000b.c.-a.d.800)
The Badin Phase
The Yadkin Phase Recent Research and the Early-Middle
Woodland Chronology Early Excavations in the Northeast Piedmont
The Whites Creek Survey and the Forbush Creek Excavations Summary
The Late Woodland Period (a.d.800-1600)
The Uwharrie Phase (a.d.800-1200)
The Haw River Phase (a.d.1000-1400)
The Dan River Phase (a.d.1000-1450)
The Donnaha Phase (a.d.1000-1450)
The Hillsboro Phase (a.d.1400-1600)
The Early Saratown Phase (a.d.1450-1600)
The Southern Piedmont
A Brief History of Early Excavations
The Pee Dee Culture
The Caraway Phase (a.d.1500-1700)
The Woodland and Mississippian Periods in the Appalachian Summit Region:
The Search for Cherokee Roots
The Woodland Period
The Early Woodland Period (1000-300b.c.)
The Middle Woodland Period (300b.c.-a.d.800)
The Late Woodland Period (a.d.800-1100)
The South Appalachian Mississippian Tradition
The Pisgah Phase (a.d.1000-1450)
Mound Structure and Political Complexity Lamar
Culture and the Qualla Phase (aftera.d.1350)
The Eastern Fringe of the Appalachian Summit Summary
The Woodland Period on the Coast and Coastal Plain
A Brief History of Coastal Plain Archaeology
The Early Woodland Period (1000-300b.c.)
The Deep Creek and New River Phases Hamp's Landing
The Middle Woodland Period (300b.c.-a.d.800)
The Mount Pleasant Phase
The Cape Fear Phase Sand Burial Mounds
The Late Woodland Period (a.d.800-1650)
The Colington Phase
The White Oak Phase
The Cashie Phase Summary
The Contact Period: Tribes, Traders, and Turmoil
The Contact Period in the Central Piedmont (a.d.1600-1710)
The Mitchum Phase (a.d.1600-1670)
The Jenrette Phase (a.d.1600-1680)
The Fredricks Phase (a.d.1680-1710)
The North Central Piedmont during the Contact Period
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ISBN: 9780807847800
ISBN-10: 0807847801
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 27th August 1999
Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Type: New edition

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