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Thousands of pieces of slave pottery found in Berkeley County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An archaeological dig has uncovered thousands of pieces of slave pottery at an industrial site on the South Carolina coast.

Archeologists digging at the site in Berkeley County found 58,000 pieces of colonoware, a handmade pottery crafted by slaves. Officials say it is 1 of the largest concentrations ever found in the country.

Other artifacts include bone buttons, silver coins, pipe stems and porcelain doll heads.

The artifacts were found as part of a dig on land owned by DuPont. The company plans to build a Kevlar fibers plant on the site.

Historians say the site was once part of a plantation that had 19 slave cabins.

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