Digging for a Courthouse

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The original Guilford County Courthouse may finally have been found 150 years after it last stood.

A group of anthropologists from UNC-Greensboro made a discovery at Battleground Park last week when their radar imaging equpiment picked something up.

The group dug on the spot and unearthed what they believe could be a corner of the courthouse's wall.

"It's hard to say in the field. Once we get back to the lab and we analyze all the artifacts, then we can really start drawing conclusions," said Darren Shumace, UNCG graduate student.

The spot of the old courthouse is considered important because it was where the critical moments of the second-to-last battle of the Revolutionary War took place.

During the dig the crew is also looking into what life was like for people in the town of Martinville, which was next to the courthouse.

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