Crews find evidence of long-forgotten cemetery in Brunswick

Published On: Sep 07 2012 10:45:07 AM EDT

Officials say three gravesites that had been lost to history for more than two centuries have been discovered at the site of a former middle school in Glynn County, near Georgia's coast.

The Brunswick News reports that the discovery comes after much speculation that the area in Brunswick was part of a Colonial-era cemetery.

Brunswick City Manager Bill Weeks and a public works department crew on Thursday unearthed evidence of at least three graves in what had once been known as Wright Square.

Officials say workers didn't dig deep enough to expose any coffins, but archaeologist Fred Cook based his conclusion on the condition of the layer of dirt that was exposed and evidence of nails.

Crews also found what appeared to be a bone and a casket handle.