Sunday, June 28, 2009

The party's over...

Today was the last day of excavation for this field season. Yesterday
and today we focused on trying to define the building foundations
found in the Indian King Hotel area to make one last-ditch effort at
getting the whole picture. Yesterday we found walls in two units and
today we exposed a wall in a third unit.While the crew was finishing
the final unit Magen floated some of the soil samples from Ann's trash
feature. Floatation uncovered more characoal.

All-in-all, we have two to three buildings that are not parallel with
the courthouse and do not line up with the village green. In fact they
may predate the village green due to their orientation and artifact
content. The artifacts found by the foundations date from around the
1700s and include tin-glazed ceramics, glass stems, and tobacco pipes.

After we finished excavating the units, we focused on mapping and
sorting out tools. Tomorrow we will finish cleaning up the site and
pack up to go home.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who have come out in all
sorts of weather to help us!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will excavation of the units the interns were working on will be continued? What will happen with all the artifacts found durring the field session? Are their any plans to make the town a living history museum?