THE ARCHEOLOGY OF COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
by WILLIAM G. HAAG
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Coastal Studies Series -- Number 2
James P. Morgan, Editor
Richard J. Russell, General Editor
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Frontpiece - Three vessels found in the National Park Service excavations at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island. Vessel 1 (Fort Raleigh Museum caralogue number 89) is a fine example of Roanoke Simple Stamped, 77/8 inches high. No. 2 (cat. No. 70), also Roanoke Simple Stamped, is 101/4 inches in height. No. 3 (cat. No. 68), of the same type as the others, is 143/4 inches high. All three are good examples of the typical vessel form characterizing the prehistoric and historic eastern Algonkian pottery. Photos courtesy of National Park Service.
In 1954 the Coastal Studies Institute of Louisiana State University contracted to make a comprehensive survey of the Cape Hatteras area of the Carolina Coast. The work was to include the archeology, cultural geography, botany, coastal morphology, and geology of the region. The archeological and geographical divisions were supported jointly by the National Park Service and the Office of Naval Research.
In December 1956, this monograph was released to a limited distributional list as Technical Report No. 8, Part B, Project No. N7 onr 35608, Task Order No. NR 388 002 of the Office of Naval Research. This present edition is nearly a facsimile reproduction of the Technical Report, only minor corrections having been made.
|PHYSIOGRAPHY OF THE COASTAL REGION||5|
|HISTORIC INDIAN OCCUPATION||12|
|CORRELATION OF ARCHEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RECORDS||118|
|SUMMARY OF ABORIGINAL OCCUPATION OF THE CAROLINA SOUND||126|
|Frontispiece(above): Three vessels from Fort Raleigh||ii|
|1. Index map of northeastern North Carolina||7|
|2. Archeological survey of northeastern North Carolina (Omitted)||27|
|3. Varieties of sand and grit tempered fabric impressed sherds||74|
|4. Sand and grit tempered fabric impressed sherds with overincising||74|
|5. Sand and grit tempered cord marked sherds||76|
|6. Simple stamped sherds from excavations at Fort Raleigh||76|
|7. Sand and grit tempered net impressed sherds||78|
|8. Various sand-grit tempered sherds||78|
|9. Varieties of shell tempered pottery||83|
|10. Aboriginal pipes from various sites||83|
|11. Projectile points from the Duck Site||91|
|12. Projectile points and large blades from various sites||91|
|13. Miscellaneous stone artifacts from various sites||94|
|14. A slab mortar from C 4||94|
|15. Selected specimens of Tuckahoe from B 5||103|
|16. Fragments of identical porcelain cup from B 5||103|
|1. All sites with distribution of sherds||66-68|
|2. Sites with near 100 or more sherds||70|
|3. Pottery distribution in test excavation at Cape Creek Site, H 1||97|
|4. Distribution of pottery in test pit at P 1||99|
|5. Pottery from test at Bandon Site, A 12||101|
Source: "The Archaeology of Coastal North Carolina" by William G. Haag, Louisiana State University Studies, Coastal Studies Series No. 2., 1958, LSU Press, Baton Rouge.
Courtesy of Louisiana State University Press
Carolina Algonkian Project