The eight chapters of this book cover eight periods of pre-history beginning with the Paleoindian Period: 11,500-9,500 BCE. Each chapter begins with a fictional vignette of life in the area in that era and provides pictures of both sites and artifacts discovered from that period. The author is a professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University and a local resident who has done archaeology research in the area for 40 years.
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2020.178 pages with an Index, Bibliography, maps, drawings, and photos. Trade paperback.