Slave pottery found in South Carolina
Published on May 26th, 2010 | by Admin1
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.
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.