Dig unearths pieces of city's history
A human toe bone. A foldable brass telescope. An engraved pocket watch case.
These are just a few of the 100-year-old findings dug up in the past few months by local archaeologists on and near the old Hyde Park Market property in Fort Lauderdale.
''We have found missing pieces of early Fort Lauderdale history,'' Bob Carr, of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, said Saturday. ``These items create a connection to the community and a sense of place.''
State archaeologist says markers disturbed in historic graveyard
All but one of the graves in a historic Georgetown County cemetery appeared to have been moved, leaving a number of families with no idea where their relatives are buried.
Just one grave in a small, fenced-in area of the Campfield Cemetery in the northwestern part of the county looks to be authentic, state archaeologist Jonathan Leader said Friday.
The rest of the graves appear to have been moved because markers are pointed in the wrong direction and placed too close together and the sandy soil looks like it has been pushed into the area, Leader said.