|Me in my "action gear" lol|
No matter that we got dirty, cold, wet, etc... we had fun putting our hands (er... gloves) on those artifacts and seeing them for the first time in 50 years when they were first re-interred on this site, not far from their original resting place in the sea waters just off the Cape Fear River.
You see the pants that I'm wearing in the photo? This pic is from Day 2, after the first washing. Needless to say, I won't be going out on the town in these jeans anytime soon. May I introduce you to the black, muddy pit that we worked on the second day? Look below:
|Tank drained and awaiting us...|
Brian's second video from NC-DCR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgvjPNnmDjQ
Amazing how old stuff can be such popular news, huh?
There were British Enfield Rifles, Bowie knives, leg irons, bayonets and other war materials, but we also found household and farm items such as files, chisels, scissors, knives, forks, spoons, hoe heads, picks and much more. It was a tremendous haul!