Birdwell said archaeologists are looking for clues to the artifacts' origins and are almost certain they're not related to the sunken Confederate gunship CSS Georgia, which was excavated by divers in the harbor in 2015.
“It looks pre-Civil War from what we can see of it. Of course, it's totally encrusted in stuff."
- Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps’ Savannah District
Dredging has been temporarily halted in the area of the river where the items were discovered, Birdwell said, while officials determine whether to search for more artifacts.