Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Archaeology Dig In Columbia Yields 5,000 Year Old Artifacts

The archaeology digs is taking place where this house, razed in 1929 to make way for the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, once stood. It was the home of Samuel Blunston, an influential settler, and was some 200 years old when demolished. The land now is known as Rotary Park in Columbia.

An archaeological dig in Lancaster County uncovering an ancient past from our area. Led by the Von Hess Foundation-- the dig is focusing around Rotary Park in Columbia. Archaeologists say they have uncovered many unexpected artifacts... from spears to arrow heads and other relics-- which may be evidence of an early American Indian community. "We're in the process right now of just cleaning these objects, but the next several months we will be doing a detailed inventory and looking for patterns of information that were on the site" says Stephen Warfel, director of Archaeology with the project.

Archaeologists will be working on the artifacts in the Wright's Ferry Mansion on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visitors can watch and ask questions as they work.
An archeological dig in Columbia has turned up some ancient artifacts.

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