A sensor-dragging drone has Georgia’s Wormsloe Historic Site abuzz. Hopes are that the craft may uncover sentry boats sunk in the surrounding bog that were used to spot hostile Spanish troops at the outset of the American Revolution.
Drone hunts pre-Revolution vessels
The search activity is being led by University of Miami historians and archaeologists flying a hexacopter drone above marshes around the Wormsloe Historic Site, named after the Wormsloe colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Vestiges of the dwelling are the oldest standing structure in Savannah, and the state-run site also features artifacts dating from the colonial period to more recent times.
Following his arrival in Georgia in 1733, Jones fulfilled an astonishing number of roles in both pre- and post-colonial eras. Those included work as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, royal councilor, and surveyor – the latter of which made him central to founding two towns in the region.
So why is a drone…