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Fort Johnson dig yields historical treasures from many eras

By Bo Petersen
Charleston, South Carolina (AP)

Archaeologists hadnít even begun the most recent dig at Fort Johnson near an early 1800s powder magazine when the real find was made out on the beach.

Wildlife biologist Daryl Stubbs noticed a large stone chip sticking out of the sand. Then he saw the telltale notches it was man-made, carved by a Native American hunter or fisherman to tie off as a weapon. And when Stubbs pulled free the point, or spear blade, it was still intact. The serrated edges were so sharp it might have been chipped yesterday.


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