Alamance County Archaeological Survey Project, Alamance County, North Carolina

Author(s): Jane Madeline McManus; Ann Marie Long

Year: 1986


The Alamance County Archaeological Survey Project was jointly funded by a Certified Local Government grant from the U.S. Department of Interior of the National Park Service and Alamance County, North Carolina . The project was administered by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. The primary objective of the project was to identify and assess previously unrecorded archaeological sites in Alamance County. The fieldwork began on January 28 and concluded on June 7, 1986. Of the 277,760 acre county, 1,030 acres were surveyed. In order to maximize site identification, survey efforts were concentrated in areas known by local informants to have produced artifacts. The Alamance County Archaeological Survey Project involved interviews with 42 local informants and collectors, identification and assessment of 65 previously unrecorded archaeological sites, and re-evaluation of two previously recorded sites, 31Am163 and 31Am168. A total of 102 separate prehistoric components and 15 historic components were identified. Many of the sites identified by archaeological survey

may contain cultural deposits with sufficient contextual integrity to be considered potentially significant relative to National Register criteria.

Cite this Record

Alamance County Archaeological Survey Project, Alamance County, North Carolina. Jane Madeline McManus, Ann Marie Long. Raleigh, NC: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1986 ( tDAR id: 173720) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RX9D8B

Spatial Coverage

min long: -79.542; min lat: 35.843 ; max long: -79.237; max lat: 36.25 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 425011

NADB citation id number(s): 000000062976


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