After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York 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 New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists, after finding 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers"
One week later, the Virginia Mountaineer newspaper in Grundy, VA reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture on Backbone Ridge near Haysi, VA, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, that part of Virginia had already gone wireless".
Hillbillies are such a proud bunch.