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<SPAN STYLE= "" >Excavating Occaneechi Town</SPAN>

CD-ROM with 8-page booklet

ISBN  978-0-8078-6503-3
Published: January 1998

Excavating Occaneechi Town

Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina (CD-ROM)

Edited By R. P. Stephen Davis Jr., Patrick Livingood, H. Trawick Ward and Vincas P. Steponaitis


Awards & Distinctions

1998 PSP Electronic Product Award in Hard Media - Social Sciences & Humanities, American Association of Publishers

This CD-ROM incorporates a remarkable body of information on the archaeological discoveries made at the Fredricks site, an eighteenth-century Occaneechi Indian community located in present-day Hillsborough, North Carolina. With detailed descriptions and interpretations, hundreds of color photographs, and complete data on all artifacts and archaeological features found at this important site, it will serve as both a valuable scholarly reference and a dynamic teaching tool. Useful features include an easy-to-use browser, sophisticated tools for navigating and searching text, hypertext links to bibliographic references and illustrations, extensive cross-referencing, and machine-readable databases for statistical analysis. Of special note is a unique “electronic dig” feature that allows teachers to simulate an archaeological excavation in the classroom. Excavating Occaneechi Town requires an IBM-compatible computer with a double-speed CD-ROM drive, a 486/66 or faster processor, at least 8 MB of RAM (16 MB RAM for Windows 95), a VGA color monitor (640 by 480 pixels, 256 colors), a sound card, and 30 MB of available hard disk space. It runs equally well under Windows 3.x or Windows 95. A setup utility, tutorials, and extensive online help are provided on the disk.

About the Author

R. P. Stephen Davis Jr. and H. Trawick Ward are research archaeologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patrick Livingood is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Vincas P. Steponaitis is professor of anthropology and director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


"A model of elegant and sophisticated research. . . . The software provides valuable research and learning tools for scholars and students alike."
--Southeastern Archaeology

"A remarkable educational tool for anyone interested in North American archaeology."
--Electronic Resources Review

"Excavating Occaneechi Town brings the field into the classroom. . . . It offers a unique view of the lives of [North Carolina’s] Native American inhabitants at a time when the Carolinian colonial frontier was being pushed westward. . . . [It] sets a very high standard. . . . The wave of the future for archaeological site reports."

"Excavating Occaneechi Town is a full-blown archaeological site report; it details a beautifully excavated site, and is extremely rich in information and interpretation. As such, professional archaeologists will find plenty of hard data and in greater detail than is often possible in a traditionally published book. . . . Excavating Occaneechi Town is a magnificent achievement, from both an archaeological and a publishing point of view."
--Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology

"Extremely rich in information and interpretation. . . . Excavating Occaneechi Town is a teaching tool and an approachable, fascinating presentation aimed at the general lay reader."
--Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology

"This exciting CD is a must for college libraries serving undergraduate and graduate programs in anthropology and archaeology."

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