Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Back in the Field

Relace your boots, sharpen your trowel, give your steady squeeze a peck on the cheek, and head for Port Tobacco. We will return on October 12 (Columbus Day), meeting at the courthouse at 9 AM. Our target: the James A. Swann house.

The map to the right was drawn by Bob and Janet Curts sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s. They collected a number of artifacts off of the field between the hedgerow and the creek and they noted the location of "old house foundations." Scott and I looked at this area in May and decided then that this is the likely location of the Swan House site, barely 30 ft from where Pete and his stalwarts excavated during the ASM field session.

The Jamieson family, owners of the field along the creek, have given us permission to continue working on their land: I'm very grateful for their generosity.

Weather permitting, I expect that we will be working on the site through the week, taking a break on Saturday for ASM 's annual meeting, and possibly resuming on Sunday. All are welcome to participate. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and digging clothes. You might bring lunch...we'll supply water. There are sanitary facilities on site.

Jim

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I won't be able to make it on Columbus Day, but I could definitely volunteer that following Sunday! (Oct. 18). Thanks for the heads up!

Vicky