Students help archaeologists excavate the site of Fort San Juan near Morganton

The Western Office representative of North Carolina's Office of State Archaeology (OSA) coordinates and implements a region-wide program of prehistoric and historic archaeology. Legal and professional responsibilities include:

  • archaeological resource protection, 
  • archaeological data inventory, 
  • public education, 
  • regulatory compliance review and 
  • technical assistance.

For more information, contact Dylan Clark, Assistant State Archaeologist, at, or (828) 250-3109.