Ancient Urn –

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Pelham Lyles, Director of the Fairfield County Museum, introduces County Administrator Jason Taylor to the County’s 900-year-old Indian granary urn that was recently professionally restored and will now be on permanent display in its new secure, lighted glass cabinet. The urn was found in the 1970s in a sandbar now under Lake Wateree where an old Indian village is now being studied by archaeologist Chris Judge. Lyles said a special fund had been set aside in the County coffers from previous museum funds to restore the urn. “We were able to find the curatorial professionals to help us with the work, and we are very grateful to County for its support,” Lyles said. “Mr. Taylor is very supportive of cultural resource promotion.”