Monday, July 11, 2011

Great End to the Chase Excavations

Last Friday was the wrap up day of the Chase House Excavation. Sheila felt that, over the past four years, she was able to answer the questions she was looking for during the excavation. We were able to locate the privy and, although hindered by the water table, were able to dig quite extensively below the water table. We were also able to roughly outline the foundation of the barn that the privy was located in. Thursday and Friday were the wrap up days where we started to fill in the unit.  Now there are hundreds of artifacts that have been uncovered over the past two weeks and are waiting to be washed, cataloged, and examined.

Thanks to all of those who came out to help with the excavation!


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