Within the past several years, JRIA has successfully completed several cultural resource management projects in eastern North Carolina, including Phase I reconnaissance surveys and more intensive Phase II archaeological investigations. As a result, we have developed a solid working relationship with the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology; we are familiar with the wide variety of archaeological resources that are characteristic of this region, including sites associated with prehistoric Native American, colonial, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century occupations; and we have considerable experience using available archival resources to prepare detailed prehistoric and historic contexts and summaries of previous archaeological research.
Secotan Archaeological Project, Beaufort County
Working on behalf of the First Colony Foundation, JRIA has been advising Beaufort County on the planning for a major archaeological investigation of the village of Secotan, one of North Carolina’s most potentially significant Native American sites.
Cape Hatteras Boating Access and Parking Facility,
JRIA conducted a Phase I survey of a proposed boating access and parking facility on behalf of the department of engineering services of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Dare County
JRIA conducted an intensive survey at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on behalf of the First Colony Foundation. Testing focused on the woods around the Thomas Hariot Nature Trail to locate archaeological sites in the area and determine the nature and extent of a buried land surface dating to the 16th-18th centuries.
Bal Gra Harbor Tract, Bertie County
JRIA conducted a Phase I survey of 1,000 acres and Phase II surveys of several Native American and historic sites. Major findings included the discovery of a large Middle Woodland site and a major 18th-century plantation that likely is related to the historically prominent Pollock family.
Old Oaks at Belle Isle Tract, Currituck County
JRIA conducted a Phase I cultural resources survey of a 90-acre tract at Belle Isle on Currituck Sound, identifying a nineteenth-/twentieth-century farmstead which was determined not eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
JRIA conducted a Phase I survey of a proposed wastewater retention pond on behalf of the NCDOT Ferry Division.
Eaton's Ferry Tract, Warren County
JRIA conducted a Phase I cultural resources survey of approximately 86 acres near Eaton's Ferry on behalf of Kerr Environmental Services Corporation. The survey resulted in the identification of 19 sites. JRIA then conducted Phase II boundary determinations for two of the sites so that they could be avoided by development.
Williams Tract, Warren County
JRIA conducted a Phase I cultural resources survey of approximately 108 acres and an entrance road corridor on the behalf of Kerr Environmental Services Corporation. No significant archaeological sites were encountered during the investigation.