The Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont

By Joffre Lanning Coe

The Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont

142 pp., 9 x 11, 121 halftones, 121 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6323-9
    Published: January 2006

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

The name Joffre Lanning Coe (1916-2000) is synonymous with North Carolina archaeology, and the original publication of this book in 1964 represented a landmark in American archaeology. In it Coe reported the results of investigations at three North Carolina archaeological sites and revolutionized perspectives about the age and depth of archaeological sites in the Eastern Woodlands. This work is the original source for many projectile point types identified with the Archaic period (8,000 - 1,000 B.C.) and is frequently cited as such by archaeologists, scholars, and collectors.

About the Author

Joffre Coe (1916-2000) professor emeritus of anthropology and former director of the Research Laboratories of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, directed the excavations at Town Creek from 1937 until his retirement in 1987.
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