Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick

[Our blog post today comes from the Historical Publications Section, one of our sister organizations within the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.]

The Historical Publications Section announces the publication of Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick, by Dr. Stanley South.

Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick cover

Cover of Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick

In Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick, Stan South recounts the decade-long excavation of this important North Carolina colonial port. He provides historical context and detailed interpretation of the many hundreds of objects uncovered. South’s narrative guides the reader through a town and a way of life that ended more than two centuries ago. The experience is enhanced by 196 illustrations that include photographs of excavated buildings and artifacts, archaeological site plans, and interpretive drawings. Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick meets the inquisitive needs of the general public while answering the scientific queries of archaeologists.

Stan South is a research professor and archaeologist at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, which is part of the University of South Carolina.

Considered by many to be a pioneer of historical archaeology, South has written a number of books on this topic, including the canonical Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology (1977). He began his career in 1956 at the N.C. Department of Archives and History and conducted the initial archaeological investigations at Brunswick Town.

Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick (paperbound; pp. xxvi, 308; illustrations; index; 2010) sells for $30.17, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (R), 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 section’s secure online store at Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick is also available through local bookstores and