Archaeology, anthropology research significant
UWHARRIE NATIONAL FOREST — The Uwharrie National Forest boasts more archaeological sites per acre than any other forest in the Southeast.
The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin contains some of the most significant remnants of early American civilization and the oldest cultural remains in North Carolina.
A succession of Native American cultures began settling in the region as long ago as 12,000 years ago. Research and interpretation of that civilization also continues at the state historic site, Town Creek Indian Mound, near Mt. Gilead.
The Hardaway archaeological site, situated on a ridgeline near the Narrows on the Yadkin River, was found by state archaeologists in 1937. The N.C. Office of Archaeology has examples of projectile points and stone tools from the site in its collection.
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