Join us for a hike to the historic Hardaway Site, guided by Dr. Randolph Daniel Jr.! Dr. Daniel Jr. is a Professor in the anthropology department at East Carolina University where he has worked since 1996. His research interests include the archaeology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in the Southeastern United States, particularly hunter-gatherer adaptations at the end of the last Ice Age.
“Located in Stanly County, just outside the town of Badin, Hardaway is situated in the Uwharrie mountains, above the Yadkin River on the flat top of a ridge that forms the west side of “the Narrows” gorge. The artifacts found at Hardaway indicate that it was occupied by Indians as far back as the Paleoindian period (about 9,500 – 7,500 B.C.). However, there are no radiocarbon dates from the site, so there is some disagreement about its exact age and whether the earliest site occupation should be classified as Paleoindian or Archaic.” (Article)
Please park at the Badin Inn, located at 107 Spruce St, Badin, NC 28009.
Depart for hike: 10:00am
Return by noon.
Bus ride provided to hike and back. Children are allowed to attend providing they can participate in the hike. Dogs are prohibited.
Ticket price: $50/person