Sifting through the past

Archeologist Lenna Nash (bottom) sifts for human remains at a long-abandoned cemetery on Reid Street in Charleston, while Alys Spillman packs up equipment for the day. The archaeologists were hired by Charleston Housing Authority to collect human remains that will be relocated to Bethany Cemetery in order to make way for new public housing. The cemetery was used from roughly 1840 to 1860 by what is now St. Matthew's Lutheran Church but the land was later sold and built upon.