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SC Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations

SHPO Guidance for Archaeological Surveys


SC Archaeology Month

The Catawba Nation

The Catawba Cultural Preservation Project (CCPP) has an ongoing research program in archaeology which provides educational opportunities for schools, civic groups, avocational archaeologists and the general public through participation at the Cultural Center on the Catawba Reservation. The CCPP’s Archaeology Department offers a variety of educational classes and volunteer opportunities for children and adults. For more information, visit CCPP’s website at

Assistant Chief of the Catawba excavating a shovel test

The Catawba Project, conducted by the Research
Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Archaeology in the Old Catawba Indian Nation (PPT-PDF, 9.3 MB)

North Carolina Archaeology, Volume 53, 2004  (PDF, 4.5 MB)  Contents:

An Introduction to the Catawba Project

Catawba Population Dynamics during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Catawba Ethnicity: Identity and Adaptation on the English Colonial Landscape

Catawba Militarism: An Ethnohistorical and Archaeological Overview

Former Assistant Chief of the Catawba, 
Evans "Buck" George, excavating a
shovel test for the Reservation Survey

Introduction || Historic Preservation