Saluda River artifacts going on display

COLUMBIA — Fans of the Saluda River now have a new place to learn about the area’s Native American history.

Officials from South Carolina Electric & Gas and the Saluda Shoals Park are holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to open a new display at the Saluda Shoals Environmental Education Center in Columbia. The center will show off archaeological artifacts found on the river’s bank in recent years.

Organizers say more than 37,000 artifacts have been found at a site near an abandoned tree house along the Saluda. Some tools found there are said to be among the oldest found in the U.S.

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Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.