Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.
A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history: