Archaeological Investigations at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site (31AM397)

Author(s): Rosemarie T Blewitt-Golsch

Year: 2020


This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Alamance Battleground Research Project was a 14-month long archival, archaeological, and historical investigation aimed at reexamining the site of the final battle in the North Carolina War of the Regulation. The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology and Division of State Historic Sites collaborated with local universities and volunteer groups to systematically survey the 40 acres over which the May 16, 1771 battle took place. The project goal was to track movement across the battlefield by mapping the locations of archaeological materials and to combine that data with archival research to expand our historical-archaeological understanding of this important event in North Carolina history. The survey was successful in locating artifacts from the 1771 Battle of Alamance, as well as some materials from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, attesting to the rich military history of this site.

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Archaeological Investigations at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site (31AM397). Rosemarie T Blewitt-Golsch. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457379)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 601