Saturday, September 22, 2007

September 22, 2007

It has been a productive weekend at Port Tobacco. We are nearly finished shovel testing the field to the south of the courthouse. We have encountered several distinct subsurface layers, reflective of the various uses of this area of town through time. The density of artifacts has decreased as we move away from the courthouse and the town's main roads, but every test pit contains a variety of artifacts.

Tonight we are manning an information booth at the Civista wine tasting event held at the Port Tobacco courthouse. This was an excellent opportunity for the main research team (Jim, Peter, Scott, and myself) to talk with the local public about our project. Hopefully we have raised awareness and maybe even recruited some new volunteers.

We want to thank Shelia, the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco, and Civista for this opportunity.


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