Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Watch Out....Gear we come!

While Kelley is off on vacation, Anne and I have been busy washing and cataloging artifacts from both the Burch House and the Swann House. Volunteers at the 1st Market Day in Port Tobacco last weekend washed several large bags of artifacts for us to catalog so we have had plenty to do. And with upcoming dig days on Thursday and Saturday (weather depending of course), we will have much more to do.

There have been several interesting pieces from each excavation site that we will discuss this week. If you were out at the dig site last week you undoubtedly heard lot of "oohs" and "ahs" from the screeners.

Once we have them catalogued and photographed we will share our finds with you.

Here's a hint on one of them to whet your appetite...it's a personal item that can both be worn and wound. It can be both a status symbol and utilitarian.

Stay Tuned...

- Peter and Anne


Anonymous said...

Oooooooohh!! Did you guys find a watch?? Pictures please!!!
-Valerie H.

Jim said...

Yes, Valerie; we recovered parts of a watch. It no longer keeps good time, although--as the saying goes--even a stopped watch is right twice a day.

It is a fair bet that it belonged to Washington Burch.