Friday, October 12, 2007

The History of Archaeology at Port Tobacco, Part 2

In 1971, infrared aerial photographs of Port Tobacco were taken by Air Photographics, Inc.. These photographs were analyzed by J. Glenn Little of Contract Archaeology, Inc. with the goal of identifying subsurface features that might correspond to archaeological sites.

A total of 84 subsurface features were identified and are briefly described in Little's report. Unfortunately the report does not include copies of these images or a map to correlate the described feature to a particular place within the town. Until these are located, Little's report is only valuable in that it attests to the number and variety of features awaiting to be tested with archaeological methods.


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