Thursday, October 25, 2007
Look What We Have Done!
I knew we accomplished a lot of fieldwork this past weekend. I saw the "bushels" of artifacts and counted the number of shovel test pits. It seemed impressive but the shear volume of work done did not hit me until I saw Peter's updated site map (above). Compare this new site map with the map from just over a month ago.
About one third of downtown Port Tobacco has now been sampled at a 25-ft interval. We have gathered a wealth of data and the work to compile it all has just begun. Fieldwork is on hold while we focus on cleaning and cataloging the artifacts, processing the soil data, and gathering additional archival material. We will soon announce the details of how volunteers can help with these efforts.