Porcelain artifacts found during the archaeology dig of the 19th century laundry room behind the Aiken-Rhett House are on display Feb. Archaeologist Martha Zierden showing some of the objects found in Charleston over the years. Juliana Falk stands in front of the original walls of a room in her house. She found tiny fragments of wallpaper that she is going to re-create for a historically accurate look. Sure, the buried pirate treasure chests and left-behind Civil War-era mementos have mostly been scooped up in Charleston by archaeologists or private collectors and privy diggers outhouse vault plunderers — yes, that's a thing who have swept through Lowcountry properties in search of anything of value.
The Reid Site Excavations
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In all the years since, no one has found much of anything else. They studied satellite images until they found something that looked like a boat, then set out to find it. Eric Klingelhofer, a Mercer University professor, is an archaeologist with a doctorate from Johns Hopkins. He helped uncover the English colony at Jamestown, Va. Though the group has consulted with academics and experts, other observers dismiss their work, which is published primarily on a blog instead of a peer-reviewed academic journal. Amateurs, experts stumped by mystery Perhaps, but no one with a degree and university tenure has been able to figure out exactly what happened to the Lost Colony, either.
Normally, artifacts indicate the presence of an archaeological site that includes the remains of a previous human settlement or activity. Sometimes, artifacts are found in contexts not associated with a previous occupation. After a number of years, the program was discontinued due to wide-spread non-compliance in reporting by the vast majority of diving collectors.
Senate Bill , the National Historic Preservation Act, was signed into law on October 15, , and is the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States. Several amendments have been made since. Among other things, the act requires federal agencies to evaluate the impact of all federally funded or permitted projects on historic properties buildings, archaeological sites, etc.