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Archaeologist will report Thursday on last fall’s excavation connected to Salisbury Confederate Prison

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SALISBURY — Archaeologist Tim Roberts will be here Thursday to present the results of a preliminary excavation of the site of the Salisbury Confederate Prison.
The talk will be begin at 7 p.m. in the grand waiting room of Historic Salisbury Station.

Last November, Cultural Resource Analysts, an archeological firm based in Richmond, Virginia, conducted field investigations at a lot on East Bank Street.

Historic records and previous ground-penetrating radar studies indicated that the lot, owned by Historic Salisbury Foundation, might be the location of the old cotton mill that served as the main barracks of the prison. The purpose of the dig was to confirm that possibility.

At the presentation, Roberts will give a brief history of the prison, explain what he and his colleagues did at the site, and reveal what they found. In addition to slides detailing the excavation process, he will show artifacts that were found.

The talk is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Historic Salisbury Station is at 215 Depot St.

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