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Colonial-era lock found in Michigan

A brass lock which may be 250 years old has been unearthed in Michigan. Staff at the historic fort and trading post in Mackinaw City discovered the intact, 2.75-inch long and 2.25-inch wide brass artifact while excavating a fur trader's home on the site. Lynn Evans, curator of archaeology at Mackinac State

Colonial-era artifacts found in Australia

Colonial-era artifacts have been found during an excavation in a suburb of Sydney. For the past two months archaeologists have been digging in North Parramatta, the site of former institutional care facilities. In the early 19th century female convicts were housed in the female factory. The site was then expanded to include a

Colonial cannon uncovered in North Carolina

A colonial-era cannon has been uncovered by a construction crew working in front of Wilmington's Federal Courthouses in North Carolina. The gun, size and style of the cannon found Tuesday afternoon in front of the Federal Courthouse building along Water Street pointed to a weapon made sometime between 1700 and 1750,

Mass grave unearthed in Bolivia

A mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners, who dies during the Spanish colonial era. "We are talking about a common grave found at about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), and the human remains are scattered over an area of four by four meters," said Sergio Fidel,

Traces of colonial St. Louis unearthed

Evidence of a French colonial home has been found beneath layers of concrete and bricks in St. Louis. Meyer and his team have found the first evidence of where a French colonial home once stood. The darker, trench-like formation in an approximate 25 by 30 foot hole shows where a series

Colonial-era artifacts found in New York City

Construction workers in Lower Manhattan have uncovered a collection of artifacts from the 18th century, including a gun flint, pipes and broken bottles. "Any time you can actually see things lying in the ground or just coming out of the ground, that are in its natural state and are period artifacts,

Colonial cemetery unearthed in South Carolina

37 sets of human remains, thought to belong to slaves, have been unearthed during a renovation project on an auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina. Poplin studied land records and other historical documents to determine that the 37 people were likely associated with colonial owners of the property as slaves or indentured

37 colonial-era graves found in Charleston

Construction work in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, has uncovered 37 graves which are believed to date back to the colonial era. "It's very interesting," said Poplin. "If the date of the burials is what we think they are -- the early 18th century -- it would be the earliest group of