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Town Dig Turns Up Artifacts From 500 A.D.

A University of Vermont team of archeologists excavating a cornfield in Swanton in preparation for a water main has found pottery, buttons and other items going back many years.

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A University of Vermont team of archeologists excavating a cornfield in Swanton in preparation for a water main has found pottery, buttons and other items going back many years.

The St. Albans Messenger reports the team, which dug about 4 feet deep, has found evidence of three long-term occupations of the land between 500 A.D. and 1600 A.D. The site is on the Missiquoi River flood plain.

They believe that in the 1800s, the site was the home of a Revolutionary War solider. Kate Kenney, a program historian, says a piece of metal found might have been part of a bridle.

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