Artifact of the Week: Revolutionary War Artifacts

In honor of our country’s Independence we would like to share with you some artifacts in our collection that represent the Colonial Period of our history:

 

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A conserved flintlock

The Battle of Kings Mountain was fought on October 7, 1780, in the northern part of the South Carolina colony. Today, Kings Mountain Battlefield in located in Kings Mountain National Military Park. The survey of the battlefield took place over two field seasons and almost 300 volunteer hours were logged. All total, some 90 acres were surveyed by metal detecting. During the survey, 139 Revolutionary War period artifacts were recovered, including 81 fired and 54 unfired lead shot from the battle. The locations of these rounds clearly show the location of the assaults up Kings Mountain.

 

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Revolutionary War archeology

by SEAC archeologists here !!

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Unfired and fired lead shot