In Maryland, an archaeologist discovers a 370-year-old Spanish cross at the colonial fort at St. Mary’s. The cross likely game from Caravaca, Spain around 1650, and made its way to southern Maryland.
St. Mary’s was the first English settlement in Maryland, and one of the earliest in the US. The fort was built in 1634. About 150 people settled at the fort.
They suspect the cross was brought to the fort by a British catholic who immigrated to flee protestant persecution in England.
Archaeologists also found a 380-year-old English shilling, made of silver in the royal mint in the tower of London.