Friday, October 10, 2008

In Search of John Hanson

Work at Port Tobacco often involves more than conventional archaeological and documentary research and, sometimes, involves partnerships. Today Anna Blinn Cole and her team of stalwarts from the University of Delaware spent the day in Port Tobacco recording the Wade family barn on Chapel Point Road. We look forward to seeing the final drawings and we hope to post them and the team's findings in the near future. Perhaps Anna will write the blog?

Monday Pete and I return to Mulberry Grove, home of John Hanson, to finish recording the family cemetery and, perhaps, to conduct some low-level testing to determine if there is a grave in an area from which a bush had been removed some months ago. Nobody knows where Hanson was buried and we are investigating the possibility that he was interred at Mulberry Grove. We'll let you know what we have learned.


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