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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-02-07 10:59 PM
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UNC dig unearths lost 18th Century Catawba village
Edited on Mon Jul-02-07 11:02 PM by libnnc
Check this out...pretty cool!

UNC News Release:
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jun07/nassaw062807.htm...

For immediate use
June 28, 2007

UNC archaeological dig confirms principal Catawba Indian village

An archaeological dig conducted by faculty and students from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has uncovered evidence of an
important 18th-century Catawba Indian village near the Catawba River and
Fort Mill, S.C.

The lost village, once known as Nassaw, is located on part of a 400-acre
tract about seven miles south of Charlotte. The property is slated for
development as a "green" community that will surround a new
environmental history museum being developed by the Culture & Heritage
Museum of York County.

The discovery sheds light on a critical turning point in the history of
American Indians across the Piedmont, said R.P. Stephen Davis, associate
director of UNC's Research Laboratories of Archaeology and an adjunct
professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. <snip>

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unc70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:04 PM
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1. Another interesting site -- Spanish near Morganton -- 1560's
They believe it is most likely the site of a Spanish fort and colony predated the "Lost Colony" about over 20 years. Spanish settlements in the foothills of NC well before the English arrived would force a major revision in early NC history.
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