Last January the New Orleans Times Picayune reported that a Cajun amateur archaeologist having dug to a depth of 10 feet and 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 Cajuns, in the weeks that followed, Texan scientists dug to a depth of 20 feet. Shortly after, headlines in the Dallas Morning News read: "Texas archaeologists have found traces of
200- year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network one hundred years earlier than the Cajuns."
One week later, The Birmingham News reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in fields near Sylacauga, Bubba , a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago in Alabama they were already using wireless."