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-- -- -- -- What do you think -- an archaeological dig your backyard probably doesn't come to mind.
And neither does an intersection in your talent but for two South Carolina archaeologists what started out as a -- -- doctorate degree.
Turned into a treasure trove of history that laid right beneath the dirt on -- downtown street corner.
We started off digging bound.
-- very limited digging and we went across the entire property.
Just a test for significance see what was they -- and what we might be able to encounter ended today hit the jackpot it's a remarkable site.
For several reasons and probably the most significant reasons that it tells a story of Columbia.
Through the -- and experiences.
Of one African American bam right.
Did he tells the story of -- they -- Simons of Dalia black entrepreneurs and South Carolina during the time of segregation.
After spending over two and a half years working on this site he archaeologists were able to fight over 60000.
Artifacts in the Stanley.
Everything from a gun to a pig's skull.
-- -- Of course and for us.
Most of the tools they used to cover this history and work every day items you find in your garage.
Of course the so -- on that Vincent Russo.
After doing the legwork they spent countless months and their lab cleaning and identifying their findings.
We're just doing the -- A significant piece of American history is right here on home on this plot -- which we stand.
And could -- be history just around your corner waiting to be dug up -- there's there's been extensive.
Construction on the site.
He's cultural resources.
He -- believe you're.
Happy digging in Columbia, South Carolina Mary Quinn Fox News.
-- hardware tin roof.
Man -- the match blocks from the house we're sitting in today.
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