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  • The Upper Catawba Archaeology Project
    Western North Carolina


    Welcome to the home page of the 2003 archaeological field school cosponsored by Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC) and Western Piedmont Community College (Morganton, NC). Daily updates and photos from our 2002 and 2001 field seasons are still accessible on the web.

    Thanks for your interest in our study of native chiefdoms in western North Carolina and their early encounters with European explorers.

    Please check back here for updates about our archaeological fieldwork in the upper Catawba Valley and surrounding areas.


    David Moore | Warren Wilson College | Asheville
    Robin Beck, Ph.D. Candidate | Northwestern University | Evanston | Illinois
    Christopher Rodning, Ph.D. Candidate | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    Intrigue of the Past: North Carolina's First Peoples
    Catawba Valley Mississippian: Ceramics, Chronology, and Catawba Indians
    2002 Field School
    2001 Field School
    North Carolina Archaeology Homepage


    We acknowledge and appreciate the many forms of support from Warren Wilson College and Western Piedmont Community College, and the efforts of our field school participants from these and other schools. We are grateful to Mary Charlotte Safford, Russell Powell, Rob Ellis, Eric Hurley, Lee Kiser, Linda Wall, Dori Barron, Patti Matthias, and Wall Lumber for their many different contributions to our project this year.

    16 June 2003 | David Moore | Warren Wilson College Archaeology | Field School 2003