SANFORD (AP) — North Carolina is using a drone for research at a state historic site for the first time.
The drone will be used as part of a six-week project that begins Monday at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site near Sanford. State officials say a team led by the geography department at UNC Greensboro in cooperation with the Office of State Archaeology will use the drone.
Images obtained from ground-penetrating radar and other methods indicate several structures may exist below the Philip Alston House, built around 1770.
The public is invited to observe the work from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday. The rain date is Tuesday.
Bullet holes remain in the Alston home from a 1781 attack by British loyalists. The colonists were forced to surrender.