Remnants of a former building and artifacts dating back more than 200 years have been uncovered beneath the foundations of New College on the University of Georgia's north campus.
UGA President Michael Adams called it a "truly significant find."
Workers unearthed the finds during a $3 million renovation.
The crew was moving earth to install an elevator for handicapped access.
The crew found cookware, a spoon, wrought iron nails and glass bottles.
The greatest find was a pottery bowl that dates from Georgia's prehistoric period.