Synopses & Reviews
This CD-ROM incorporates a remarkable body of information on the archaeological discoveries made at the Fredricks site, an eighteenth-century Occaneechi Indian community located in present-day Hillsborough, North Carolina. With detailed descriptions and interpretations, hundreds of color photographs, and complete data on all artifacts and archaeological features found at this important site, it will serve as both a valuable scholarly reference and a dynamic teaching tool. Useful features include an easy-to-use browser, sophisticated tools for navigating and searching text, hypertext links to bibliographic references and illustrations, extensive cross-referencing, and machine-readable databases for statistical analysis. Of special note is a unique 'electronic dig" feature that allows teachers to simulate an archaeological excavation in the classroom. Excavating Occaneechi Town requires an IBM-compatible computer with a double-speed CD-ROM drive, a 486/66 or faster processor, at least 8 MB of RAM (16 MB RAM for Windows 95), a VGA color monitor (640 by 480 pixels, 256 colors), a sound card, and 30 MB of available hard disk space. It runs equally well under Windows 3.x or Windows 95. A setup utility, tutorials, and extensive online help are provided on the disk.
About the Author
R. P. Stephen Davis Jr. is a research archaeologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Patrick Livingood is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.H. Trawick Ward is a research archaeologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Vincas P. Steponaitis is professor of anthropology and director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.