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Archaeologists divide the state of North Carolina into roughly 11 geographic areas. Depending on what source you are looking at, you may find descriptions that divide the state into more or fewer regions as well. To view information about a specific region of the state, along with archaeological sites found in that region, click on the relevant region on the map below or in the sidebar to the left

If you would prefer navigating by time, visit our overview of the state’s archaeological time periods.

You may also view or download a chart of North Carolina archaeological periods for each region.

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Western Foothills Appalachian Summit Southern Piedmont NW Piedmont NC Piedmont C Piedmont NE Piedmont N Coastal Plain S Coastal Plain N Coast S Coast