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R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Ph.D.
R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. is currently Research Archaeologist and Associate Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is a former chairman of the North Carolina Archaeological Council and editor of the North Carolina Archaeological Society's journal North Carolina Archaeology, and he has served as editor of the scholarly journal Southeastern Archaeology.
His archaeological research interests focus on early Native American history of the American South, the impact of European colonization on the native peoples of North Carolina, settlement systems and man-land relationships, and digital visualization and analysis in archaeology.
Dr. Davis has authored or co-authored numerous articles, monographs, books, and other works related to these interests, including Aboriginal Settlement Patterns in the Little Tennessee River Valley, Indian Communities in the North Carolina Piedmont, A.D. 1000-1700, Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth Century Indian Village in North Carolina, and Time Before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina. He has been a principal investigator on research grants from the National Science Foundation and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Geographic Society, which he has used to pursue archaeological research on the Catawba Indian Nation.
· The Eagle and the Poor House: Archaeological Investigations on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus
· The Occaneechi and Their Predecessors: Archaeological Discoveries at Three Ancient Native American Villages Near Hillsborough
· Recent Archaeological Excavations in North Carolina
· Archaeology in the Old Catawba Nation