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Santa Elena fort found after decades-long search

Technology helped archaeologists finally locate a 16th-century Spanish fort on what is now Marine Corps Recruit Deport Parris Island. Archaeologists had been looking for San Marcos, one of several forts built on the Santa Elena settlement, for more than 20 years.

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Fort San Marcos: Why is it important?

Chester DePratter, a research professor with the South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, talks about why the discovery of Fort San Marcos at Santa Elena is so significant to Beaufort County on July 26, 2016, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Delayna Earley dearley@beaufortgazette.com
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