The Howard Carter was a DropShip in service with Interstellar Expeditions in the late thirty-first century. The Howard Carter was part of a small detachment from Interstellar Expeditions under the overall command of Doctor Wade Beauregard working on a world in an unnamed system in the Periphery located 22.7 light years coreward of the system known as McEvedy's Folly in June 3095 when Dr. Beauregard's team discovered a large and well-hidden subterranean complex constructed by the Minnesota Tribe, and which contained numerous relics abandoned by the Tribe, including ancient noteputers that provided an exhaustive account of the origins and history of the Minnesota Tribe.
Beauregard's research was stolen by Oleg Spector, a Word of Blake agent posing as a mercenary and head of Beauregard's security team. Beauregard was able to kill Spector and retrieve his research, but only after the arrival of Blakist forces in the system had been discovered, and the Blakists had already deployed OmniFighters from the Thera-class carrier WoBS Corinth to destroy the Howard Carter and her sister ship Grave Robber. Dr. Beauregard and his expedition on the ground were destroyed when the Blakists dropped at least one nuclear weapon on his position.
- Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 4-7, "Shades and Spirits"