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You expect to see Scotch Hall Preserve featured in golf, boating and lifestyle magazines.  But now the 900-acre golf and marina community in northeastern North Carolina has made the pages of an entirely different kind of publication.

Scotch Hall Preserve is featured in the current issue of American Archeology magazine, the official publication of the American Archeological Conservancy. The article details the donation of a prime waterfront home site on the banks of the Albemarle Sound by Rial Corporation, the community’s developer. The donated site contains abundant evidence of an intact pre-history Native American settlement—dating to at least four centuries before the first English settlers reached nearby Roanoke Island in 1587. One archeologist—Terri Russ of Environmental Sciences Inc.—declared the Scotch Hall Preserve site exhibited “the greatest artifact density and preservation I’ve ever encountered.” Russ said the collection of artifacts includes pottery shards, carved bones, soapstone tools and food remains “such as deer bones, oyster and turtle shells and carbonized hickory nutshell fragments”. The site is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and will be managed by the Conservancy as an open-space archeological preserve, the article said. “Rial Corporation has always placed the highest priority on good stewardship of the land and its heritage,” said Dutch Remkes, general manager of Scotch Hall Preserve. “Preserve isn’t just a part of our name, but a vital part of our mission.” American Archeology is the official publication of the American Archeological Conservancy—The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the nation’s remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. Scotch Hall Preserve is a 900-acre golf and boating community on the Albemarle Sound between historic Edenton and Windsor in northeastern North Carolina. It features an acclaimed Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course—recently named as one of North Carolina’s Most Scenic Course—along with a resort-style swimming pavilion and full-service marina. Homesites on the Sound and in park-like settings are available starting at under $100,000. For information, please visit or call 252 482-5300.