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DIGGING UP THE PAST: High schoolers assist ECU archaeologists at Pitt County plantation

(July 17, 2014)   —   Ten rising high school juniors and seniors got busy this summer digging and sifting through 18th century dirt behind a standing slave cabin in Grimesland.

That’s because Dr. Charles Ewen, professor of anthropology and director of the East Carolina University Phelps Archaeology Laboratory, is overseeing the students in the Summer Ventures project at the Grimes Plantation.