Sunday, March 8, 2009

Maryland Welcomes Heidelberg Five

The combined Heidelberg Five (April's students who couldn't seem to find there way to Fort Lauderdale during Spring Break) and their erstwhile professor teamed with the rest of the PTAP crew of staff and volunteers for a very profitable field day at Port Tobacco.

Mr. Frank Wade, owner of the lots on the north and west sides of the courthouse (sites of the Smoot House and the infamous Brawner House), granted us permission to shovel test those areas. We'll finish tomorrow. So far we have found several likely building sites and some very deep deposits.

It was a great feeling for the PTAP to return to Port Tobacco after having been absent since last June. We finally have some funding in place, thanks to the National Park Service, and we are hopeful that we will have enough from several sources to keep us active through the end of the year. Our research is progressing and we are all still having a great time. Hopefully we'll have some preliminary results to share next week.

At the risk of sounding like a braggart, I think we have assembled a great team and nobody gets results out faster than the PTAP crew. Welcome Heidelbergers to the PTAP family.


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