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CONTENTS





Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction for Educators


PART 1: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

Introduction
Lesson 1.1: Why is the Past Important?
Lesson 1.2: Culture Everywhere
Lesson 1.3: Observation and Inference
Lesson 1.4: Archaeological Context
Lesson 1.5: Chronology: The Time of My Life
Lesson 1.6: Classification and Attributes
Lesson 1.7: Scientific Inquiry
Lesson 1.8: It's in the Garbage



PART 2: THE PROCESS OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Introduction
Lesson 2.1: Gridding a Site
Lesson 2.2: Stratigraphy and Cross-Dating
Lesson 2.3: Artifact Classification
Lesson 2.4: Tree-Ring Dating
Lesson 2.5: Archaeobotany
Lesson 2.6: Measuring Pots
Lesson 2.7: Experimental Archaeology: Making Cordage
Lesson 2.8: Mending Pottery
Lesson 2.9: Looking at an Object
Lesson 2.10: Archaeological Soils
Lesson 2.11: Inference by Analogy



PART 3: NORTH CAROLINA'S FIRST PEOPLES

Introduction
Lesson 3.1: The Pathfinders
Lesson 3.2: The Forest People
Lesson 3.3: The Pottery Makers
Lesson 3.4: The Village Farmers



PART 4: SHADOWS OF A PEOPLE

Introduction
Lesson 4.1: Shadows of North Carolina's Past
Lesson 4.2: Shifting Coastlines
Lesson 4.3: Name That Point!
Lesson 4.4: Pottery Traditions
Lesson 4.5: A Siouan Village
Lesson 4.6: Language Families
Lesson 4.7: North Carolina Place Names



PART 5: ISSUES IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Introduction
Lesson 5.1: Archaeology as a Career
Lesson 5.2: Rock Art
Lesson 5.3: Creating Your Own Rock Art
Lesson 5.4: Artifact Ethics
Lesson 5.5: Site Robbers
Lesson 5.6: A Guided Journey into the Past
Lesson 5.7: Take Action, Save the Past



APPENDIXES

Appendix 1: Vocabulary
Appendix 2: Selected Readings
Appendix 3: Archaeological Sites Open to the Public
Appendix 4: Lesson Index


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