Evidence of Fireworks in Ancient America?

Eyewitness accounts of what appears to be fireworks were recorded by the earliest Spanish explorers of the South Carolina coast in the 1520s. These fireworks were used at the time of the chief’s death to trick the commoners into thinking the chief had supernatural abilities. In 1526, Spanish explorer Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon landed in […]

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 […]

Ancient artifacts provide insight to Upstate history

Searching the soil beneath this present-day farm, the researchers
have discovered almost a time capsule of relics from past cultures,
from pottery that dates back as many as 4,000 years to about 30 or 40
feet of a log fort built by Indians 600 to 700 years ago. Farther down, workers last year unearthed a cluster of rocks that
date back 10,000 years,

Ancient remnants found on bank of Saluda River

Bill Green has supervised exploration of more than 250 potentially historic sites around the Southeast. And he knew the group working atop a bluff along the lower Saluda River was onto something special. Over eight months, each shovelful of dirt revealed new finds — arrowheads, spear points, eating tools, pottery shards, dwelling posts, a hearth […]