Archaeological dig at former slave’s home on land yields more than 100,000 artifacts (MD)

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More than 100,000 Civil War-era artifacts were recently unearthed from a small, wooded stretch of land in Silver Spring that is slated to be paved over and made part of the Intercounty Connector.

Archaeologists called the former home of Melinda Jackson one of the best-preserved archaeology sites ever found in Maryland. Jackson, a black woman born into slavery in 1828 who gained her freedom and raised a family, has descendants still living in the area.

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