Underground History: Al Capone's Southern Moonshine Connection
Archaeology can be helped by the records people keep. Real estate transactions and more can help pinpoint places to dig.
But not all cultures and people keep good records, especially when their activities are against the law. So it was with bootleggers who made alcoholic drinks during Prohibition; keeping records could have deepened their troubles if arrested.
In this month's Underground History, our joint project with the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, we meet the archaeologist who uncovered moonshine sites in South Carolina that may have been part of Al Capone's bootlegging empire.
Katherine Parker is a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee and our guest. Chelsea Rose from SOULA returns to dig into the story.