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Discoveries in Hatteras: European and Native American Cultural Contact and Assimilation.

Author(s): Charlotte Goudge

Year: 2016

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Excavations at the early contact Native American site on Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, North Carolina has yielded an incredibly varied material culture that displays all aspects of early Native/European contact in the area. Our collection of newly discovered early European expansion period artefacts, found at the Cape Creek site, a major Croatoan town and trade hub, hints at intense contact between the natives and the first European settlers. This paper is the first academic release of results from the Dig:Hatteras excavation on Buxton Island in the Outer Banks, pointing to the spread of colonists influence some 50 miles southeast of the settlement on Roanoke and strongly hinting at not only contact but possible cultural assimilation with the Natives. This paper will discuss our data as well as methodological approaches to a complicated site of great cultural importance.

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Discoveries in Hatteras: European and Native American Cultural Contact and Assimilation.. Charlotte Goudge. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404483)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America