Archaeology

Archaeological Field Work at Bentonville Battlefield

Our Office of State Archaeology examines and preserves remains of North Carolina's material culture.

Through field investigations into fascinating sites like the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, and House in the Horseshoe, the site of a significant skirmish during the Revolutionary War, the office coordinates and implements a statewide program of prehistoric, historic and underwater archaeology.

The office also surveys statewide archaeological resources and issues permits to individuals and groups for operations and salvage of land and sea properties in North Carolina.

Learn More About North Carolina's Archaeology Program