Saturday, September 15, 2007
The crew is taking a few days off from fieldwork, and we expect to return to Port Tobacco on Friday, September 21. But that doesn't mean that work has paused. Scott Lawrence has been washing artifacts that we recovered this past Friday. Among them he found a sherd of Rappahannock cord-marked pottery...that is archaeology-talk for a piece of Native American pottery that was made, used, and discarded sometime between AD 1000 and 1600. As we continue test pitting toward the Port Tobacco River, we expect to find more extensive evidence of the town's prehistoric predecessors.
There is lots of drafting and data entry to do as well and we will continue to report developments during the week.