Monday, November 19, 2007
Historic Archaeology Photos, Part 2
I am still learning a lot from the photographs of the 1960s excavations of Port Tobacco. The photo below is one of many showing surface collecting of the field across from the Burch House. This information is important for two reasons. First, many artifacts from the 1960s work are stored in the courthouse but we have yet to decode the numbering system that should tell us which areas of the town each numbered artifact is from. Second, we conducted a shovel test pit survey of this field (the color photo shows the Burch House during the recent restoration) and need to keep in mind the fact that artifacts were removed from it in the past.