Friday, July 13, 2012

History underfoot in Cayce

Interesting piece in The State newspaper.

Couple buys house mainly to do archaeological dig in yard

Just add a video crew and the Saturday morning activity at the corner of Brookcliff and Riverland drives in Cayce could be a pilot for a new reality show – a combination of “Flip This House” and “The History Detectives

David and Modesta Brinkman bought a foreclosed house in the Riverland Park subdivision a couple of years ago primarily to do archaeological work in the yard. They have put some work into renovating the 1,050-square-foot home, but they won’t be selling it until their crew of history buffs finishes cutting one-meter square holes in the yard and sifting the dirt searching for artifacts

They’re finding plenty of pottery and glassware, pieces of brick and nails, and at least one pipe stem, mostly from the Revolutionary War era to the middle 19th century. Most of the artifacts are only a couple of feet below the surface.

You can read the rest here.

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