Artifacts from South Carolina archaeological dig on display

Conway, South Carolina (AP) June 2010

Students from a South Carolina university are sharing bits of the past uncovered on the state’s north coast.

Coastal Carolina University students and professors shared their findings at the visitors center at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

Coastal sponsors archaeological digs for students that include everything from designing field surveys to excavating and writing reports.

At a dig on the Conway Riverwalk, students found artifacts from a 19th century shipyard.

At the wildlife refuge, they found remains of what may have been a cabin. They also found glass, a tin bowl and bricks that could have been a foundation.

The site was used by American Indians until the mid-1600s. Then it was a ferry crossing and colonial plantation.