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A Comparative Analysis of a Potential Tavern Site in Jackson, North Carolina

Author(s): Katherine D. Thomas

Year: 2015

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Residents of Jackson, North Carolina in Northampton County have found what they believe to be an 18th century tavern site. The area was inhabited by the Tuscarora until the Tuscarora War ended in 1715, after which European settlers began to move into the region. The residents of Jackson believe this to be a tavern owned by Jeptha Atherton.  This research assesses this claim by comparing those artifacts to the artifacts at two other contemporary taverns: Dudley’s Tavern in Halifax, North Carolina and Wetherburn’s Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. This will also provide a chance to create an artifact pattern for North Carolina’s colonial taverns. 

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A Comparative Analysis of a Potential Tavern Site in Jackson, North Carolina. Katherine D. Thomas. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434071)


Temporal Keywords
Colonial America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 497

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