Hardaway Site

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Hardaway Site
Nearest city Badin, North Carolina
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84002529
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 1, 1984[1]
Designated NHL June 21, 1990[2]

Hardaway Site, also known as 31ST4, is an archaeological site near Badin, North Carolina. It preserves remains of prehistory, and is also important in the history of archeological methodology.[2]

The site was excavated by archaeologists from the University of North Carolina (UNC) from 1948 until 1980 under an arrangement with Alcoa, which owns the land. While the archaeologists were allowed to study the artifacts found, Alcoa retained ownership of all of the artifacts. In 2005 Alcoa donated the more than 1.3 million artifacts to UNC.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hardaway Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Alcoa Donates Historic Hardaway Artifacts to The University of North Carolina" (PDF). Alcoa. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 35°24′38″N 80°06′53″W / 35.4105°N 80.1147°W / 35.4105; -80.1147