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Excavating Occaneechi Town

Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina

Edited by R. P. Stephen Davis Jr., Patrick C. Livingood, H. Trawick Ward, and Vincas P. Steponaitis

Copyright © 1998 by the University of North Carolina Press. All rights reserved. ISBN 0-8078-6503-6 (cd-rom & booklet).


"For anyone with an interest in archaeology, this remarkable CD opens an amazing window on the excavation of an eighteenth-century Indian settlement in North Carolina. All of the detailed maps, photographs, and scholarly descriptions of Occaneechi Town and its artifacts are carefully linked in a very accessible and engaging fabric of interpretation that provides a fascinating and comprehensive view of how archaeologists piece together the way of life of an ancient Indian village." --Bruce Smith, Smithsonian Institution

This CD-ROM incorporates a remarkable body of information on the archaeological discoveries made at the Fredricks site, an eighteenth-century Occaneechi Indian community located near present-day Hillsborough, North Carolina. By incorporating detailed descriptions and interpretations, hundreds of color photographs, and complete data on all artifacts and archaeological features found at this important site, it will serve as both a valuable scholarly reference and a dynamic teaching tool.

Features include:

  • An innovative "electronic dig" that allows teachers to simulate an archaeological excavation in the classroom
  • A setup utility, tutorials, and extensive online help
  • An easy-to-use browser, sophisticated tools for navigating and searching text, and extensive cross-referencing
  • Hypertext links to bibliographic references and illustrations and machine-readable databases for statistical analysis

Excavating Occaneechi Town requires an IBM-compatible computer with VGA graphics display (capable of 640 by 480 pixels and 256 colors), a double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive, a 486/66 or faster processor, at least 8 MB of RAM (16 MB RAM for Windows 95), a sound card, a mouse or Windows-compatible pointing device, and 25 MB of available hard disk space. It runs equally well under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.

About the authors
R. P. Stephen Davis Jr. and H. Trawick Ward are research archaeologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patrick C. Livingood is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Vincas P. Steponaitis is professor of anthropology and director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Published for the Research Laboratories of Archaeology by the University of North Carolina Press.

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