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Archaeologist Stan South’s book ‘Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick’ arrives

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 In 1956, archaeologist Stan South conducted the first archaeological investigations at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site and established his credentials as a pioneer in the field. 

His newly published book, “Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick,” is now available from the Historical Publications Section of the Office of Archives and History in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com).

In “Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick,” South recounts the decade-long excavation of this North Carolina colonial port at Winnabow. He provides historical context and detailed interpretation of hundreds of uncovered objects. 

South’s narrative guides the reader through a town and a way of life that ended more than two centuries ago in research done while on staff at the then-N.C. Department of Archives and History. 

The experience is enhanced by 196 illustrations that include photographs of excavated buildings and artifacts, archaeological site plans and interpretive drawings.

Now a research professor at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, South is a leader in historical archaeology. Among the books he has written is the canonical “Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology” (1977).

“Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick” (paperbound; pp. xxvi, 308; illustrations; index) sells for $30.17, which includes tax and shipping. 

Order from the Historical Publications Section (N), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. 

For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the online store at http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/.

“Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick” is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.