Monday dig – an almost intact 300+ year old Native American bowl is found
St. Augustine celebrated its 450th Anniversary last year (1565 to 2015). Since Beaufort’s Santa Elena was started by Pedro Menendez a year later in 1566, this year, 2016, is the 450th anniversary of Santa Elena.
Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist for the City of St. Augustine, holds the 300+ year old Native American almost intact pot. To decorate the outside of the pot, a board with a set pattern was pushed against the clay before it was fired.