Dive Curacao

Scuba Mask Straps

The Underwater Archaeology of Cape Fear Rice Plantations

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Join underwater archaeologist Emily Schwalbe as she presents research on the submerged archaeology of rice plantations in Brunswick County, North Carolina. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Cape Fear region was the only place in North Carolina that had the environment for commercial rice agriculture.

Rice plantations were operated by enslaved Africans, who also used the local creeks and rivers to travel and, in some cases, escape enslavement. Much of the archaeological evidence of these activities is now underwater, but Emily’s recent work alongside local North Carolina organizations has identified and recorded sites that tell new stories about plantation histories.

Sea to Sky

Be sure to register for this webinar to learn about African American history, plantations, and the underwater archaeology of North Carolina rivers! 

Register for the webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/



About Author

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them

Leave a Reply

Dive Curacao

Scuba Mask Straps