Archaeologist Eric Poplin was kept busy identifying objects brought in by members of the public as the Archaeology Society of South Carolina and the Beaufort County Library sponsored an Antiques Roadshow-like event called “What The Heck Is It?” at the library’s Beaufort branch on Saturday.
Attendees could bring as many items as they could carry for identification at the free event.
Poplin, senior archaeologist with Brockington Cultural Resources Consulting in Mt. Pleasant, had an easy time identifying rocks, fossils, buttons, an epaulet, the rusty blade of a hoe and square antique nails but one item, brought in by Beverly Hay of Beaufort, left him stumped.
Watch the video as Poplin tries to identify the object she bought at an antique store near Spartanburg for $100 and see if you can figure out what the mystery item is.
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