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The lost city of Camden
USC team uses underground imaging to study 1780 site
Leader (far left) talks to his team of University of South Carolina students about the gradiometer (the device in the center of the picture). The team includes (from left) William Turner, Hunter Johnson, Marty Izaguirre and Rachel Holliday. - photo by Jim Tatum
To the average person, it’s an empty field. To Dr. Jonathan Leader, it’s a lost city. Or, more accurately, the site owned by and across Broad Street from Historic Camden is where much of circa 1780 Camden exists.