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Unearthing North Carolina’s past

June 28, 2022

This summer, undergraduates are experiencing history firsthand as part of the archaeology program’s field school. The group excavated two sites: one in Duke Forest and another at Ayr Mount, a Federal-style plantation house located east of Hillsborough in Orange County. … Read more

Happy 75th Birthday, Institute of Marine Sciences

June 21, 2022

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.

Capturing the Lives of Sea Creatures

May 26, 2022

Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica. She’s now a master’s student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019 with a dual degree in biology and … Read more

Outdoor access for all

January 10, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the … Read more