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This video clip is from the University of Texas Films Spadework for History film series made in the 1960s. It features archaeological investigations done in 1962 by UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology in Gaston Reservoir along Roanoke River in Warren County, NC, and southern Virginia.

The narrator, Dr. Mott Davis of the University of Texas, describes the project’s goals and interviews RLA director Dr. Joffre Coe about the site excavations. Two Woodland site excavations are featured – one supervised by archaeologist George Hicks near Eaton’s Ferry in Warren County, NC, and another supervised by archaeologist Jeff Reid in nearby Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Film 2, The Woodlands: Gaston Reservoir, N.C.


Film recording and production by University of Texas Films Spadework for History film series (1961-1964).
Prepared with the cooperation of Carnegie Museum, Research Laboratories in Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the National Park Service.

For more information about Spadework for History go to A Guide to the UT Department of Radio-Television-Film Records.