Slave pottery found in South Carolina

Published on May 26th, 2010 | by Admin


Thousands of pieces of pottery made by slaves has been found at an industrial site on the South Carolina coast.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that archeologists digging at the Berkeley County site found 58,000 pieces of colonoware, a handmade pottery crafted by slaves. Officials say it is one of the largest concentrations ever found in the country.

Other artifacts include bone buttons, silver coins, pipe stems and porcelain doll heads.

In all, 125,000 artifacts were found at the site that used to be part of Dean Hall Plantation. The plant site is located where there once were 19 slave cabins.

Other items found during the dig included stoneware bowls, glass bottles, pipe stems and gold coins.

Archaeologist Ralph Bailey said the finds show that families lived on the site for 150 years.

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