Sunday, September 9, 2007
Sunday Sept 9th
It was another warm sunny day out at Port Tobacco. We finished up the shovel test pit survey of the field north of the Burch House (one of four surviving 18th century buildings in the town). Our survey in this field has identified at least four historic sites, including a blacksmith shop.
We then extended our reference grid system to the field just south of the courthouse. From here we took map points with a total station to help in the creation of our site map. The site map will show the locations of our excavations and any architectural remains we identify, as well as the locations of existing landmarks. A working draft of this map will be posted soon.
A highlight of my day was watching the Indian Head 100 cyclists come down Chapel Point Road. A few cyclists stopped to chat with us about the town, our work, and cycling.