Friday, July 16, 2010

Day of Visitors, take II

Yesterday was another exciting day filled with visitors to our field school. Diana Gallagher (above), parasitologist and PhD candidate, came by with her husband to collect soil samples from our privy excavation. She is doing her doctoral research on privies in New England, evaluating the soil for parasitic remains to see how well people adhered to social and legal standards of cleanliness.
We were also visited by Salem State professors Dr. Emerson Baker (history) and Dr. Peter Sablock (geology), who came to visit their student Nicole Estey, who has been excavating with us. Dr. Joan Merriman, who is studying the faunal remains we have collected at the Chase House site.

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