By BEN STEELMAN
The StarNews 

Student archaeologists unearth tavern in eastern N Carolina

 


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (AP) — An excavation is subtly shifting the story of colonial Brunswick Town, on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.

For the fifth summer in a row, East Carolina's Archaeology Field School is working at Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic Site, off N.C. 133 between Wilmington and Southport.

In past summers, student archaeologists have dug at the old waterfront, in the vicinity of colonial merchant William Dry's wharf, and have uncovered a bakery oven, said site manager Jim McKee.

This summer, however, the school is unearthing a probable tavern.

"We've unco...



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