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Here is my theory of what was unearthed and mapped during this five week archaeological dig: Feature 20 (F20) is in fact a structure due to its rectangular design and high artifact denisty. Though not as large as history lead to believe, the structure may continue more in the easterly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
Each day I spend a dreaming, Of dirt digging and water screening, And how hours long and the sun bright Fearful of rain leaking in my unit that night. Ants dancing their sneaky fangs, Itching my legs and cursing slangs, Waking up early and then to bed late To find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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TU 13 located at the southern portion of the trench feature, still continues with the fabled feature with an added bonus. As the western most trench begins to fade, likely due to ant turbation, a second more defined trench appears along the eastern wall. This could mean the distruction of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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While digging shovel test pits in the supposed fort area near the edge of the Amite River, one such shovel full of dirt unearthed a glass fragment with the raised lettering: MAC. Though not a bottle seal, the lettering is another clue to the mysteries of the site's unlucky history... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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??? That is what went through my mind first when this strange curve shaped tubular clay object was pulled out of the mud. It had a red glaze to it and seemed, after some consideration, a Native American handle. Cheeko red is the name of the glaze made popular by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Could it be? Yes! Found a musket ball about the size of a dime the other day, nicely rounded and very heavy. Though not flat on the end, I wonder if i could have been fired or simply dropped long ago and forgotten. The thought of such a heavy ball... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Of course finding artifacts is fun and digging in the hot sun can be a pain, but when something is found that raises questions that makes every unpleasurable moment worth it. Last week the base of a bowl was unearthed along with part of the curved side. Interestingly enough the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
Jules Haigler is now following Myrna E. Arroyo
Jul 15, 2011
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Shovel after shovel of the lower level clay subsoil revealed an astonishing find: a post mold, located in the Northwest corner of Test Unit 2 and the Southwest corner of Test Unit 5. Clearly there is a major discoloration between the dark silty inside and the hard yellow clay surrounding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Jul 8, 2011