ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.—It is the first intact bowl that was intentionally buried that Carl Halbirt has found. 300 years old.1700 - possibly a little earlier. And it was in its own pit!
That's how they know it was intentionally buried, and it's a "cache bowl" meaning it was buried with something in it.
The soil was removed by the archaeologist and will be tested to see what it includes. Carl Halbirt, the archaeologist, believes this pot was buried this way for some sort of religious purpose.
It is a Native American pot presumably used by Native Americans who lived in St. Augustine around 1700 or earlier. It was bound just across the street from the fort.