Scientists have found an estimated 320 year-old floor at Charles Towne Landing that they believe could be the “foundation of South Carolina.” The scientists believe a floor they found at Charleston’s Charles Towne Landing to date back to 1690. Charles Towne Landing is the site of the first English settlement in South Carolina.
The Post and Courier reports the foundation, some may call the foundation of South Carolina, is the oldest archaeological remains found at the Ashley River site. The floor is known as a tabby, which consists of material made from oyster shells and lime. The age scientists predict the floor to be means it was used at a time just after colonists moved from the site to the Charleston peninsula where the center of Charleston is today.