He found absolutely nothing.
After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, British scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after headlines in the UK newspapers read: “British archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than The Scots.”
One week later, an East Coast newspaper, reported the following:
“After digging as deep as 30 meters in fields near Bay Bulls, NFLD … George Upshal, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. George has, therefore, concluded that 300 years ago Newfoundlanders were already using wireless.”