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Thread: Privy Excavations in Downtown Historic Charleston S.C., Digging Bottles from the Past

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    Jul 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Privy Excavations in Downtown Historic Charleston S.C., Digging Bottles from the Past

    Back in the late 1980's, and early 1990's, I learned the art of privy digging in Downtown Charleston, S.C. My teacher and mentor, was Victor Svendsen, one of Charleston's BEST privy diggers! His patience, and friendship, was just as rewarding to me as were the artifacts we found..At the time of our digs, we started out filming with a HUGE VHS Camcorder. Nothing, of coures was ever scripted, an what you see and hear, is what you get! I am happy to say that my dear freind Victor is healing up from a recent illness, and still saving relics and bottles from progress. He is the MAN!! Thanks Vic !!
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  3. #2
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
    790 times
    Fricken sweet.
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  4. #3

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
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    Nice bunch of bottles. Really enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing. Mike
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  5. #4
    Nov 2011
    55 times
    What a great video! Congratulations
    I've been hunting a local ghost town with over 100 foundations and 2-3 privy sites per building. I have yet to find artifacts as nice as you have found in Charleston. We find broken glass by the bucket and if we are really lucky a single intact bottle. Our site only dates to the late 1800's but it's all good! Cheers
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  6. #5
    Filling in the missing pages of history, one dig at a time..

    May 2011
    AT Pro, Fisher F75
    89 times
    Relic Hunting
    keep these awesome videos coming...
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  7. #6
    Apr 2008
    MV, IA
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    153 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Awesome video
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  8. #7

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster
    323 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Terrific video.
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    Silver, gold - I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things". ~ Charlaine Harris

  9. #8

    Nov 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    226 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    That video fired me up to do some digging tomorrow morning.
    We've been getting skunked lately, everything has been dipped sometime in the past.
    But hey, we're learning every time we go out.
    Mucho Kudos!
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  10. #9
    Mar 2009
    551 times
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    Banner Finds (3)
    Awesome video...congrats !
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  11. #10
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
    190 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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  12. #11
    Apr 2012
    North Central Nebraska
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Love that video! AND the history lesson at the end!

  13. #12

    Jul 2012
    45 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    What was cool about this one was..

    Quote Originally Posted by QuarterMaster View Post
    Love that video! AND the history lesson at the end!

    We knew the history on the house. The water was a ral problem, but the water table is very high, and this home is right on Charleston Harbor.


  14. #13
    Charter Member
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
    Garrett AT Pro & Ace 250
    1273 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Outstanding video, and amazing finds. Loved the chamber pot, the blue willow bowl and the pitcher.
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