North Carolina’s Earliest Peoples and European Contact
North Carolina before it was North Carolina, 12,000 BCE to 1600 AD.
Navigate through each tour by clicking on the white circles to advance. Look in all directions by clicking and holding, as you maneuver your mouse. Or you can move simply by using your keyboard’s arrow keys. Click on the small blue and white circles to watch videos, look at artifacts in 360°, see photos, and “meet” some of the people who shaped our state. Zoom in, spin around, and take a closer look. Reach the end of one tour? Go back and start the next one! Plus, discover engaging educational resources connected to each 360° tour, for students, teachers, everyone!
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