Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Abstract Project Completed

Pete finished the Port Tobacco Times abstract project this afternoon. We have 576 distinct entries in the database...that is a large number of newspaper items and advertisements. We will check most if not all of them against the originals to confirm content and to determine what useful details may not have been included in the abstracts.

We continue to enlarge the land title database and Pete will start taking the entries and more rigorously establishing linkages.

These projects take a long time and they are tedious, but we expect to create a solid database on which to assemble and interpret our archaeological data. That's science for you.


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