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Well, field school is technically over now, and it has been a long five weeks. We have sweated and shoveled until we have blisters, but we have also made some incredible discoveries. We found pottery, glasswork, brass buttons, lead shot, scrap metal and iron pieces. We didn’t find the fort... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
We finally had our visitor’s day on Wednesday, and I have to say that I was quite impressed with the turnout. Even though the heat index was well over 100 degrees, lots of people came out to see what we were doing. I really wasn’t expecting so many people to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
We have done shovel test pits behind the house near the river in hopes of finding remnants of the fort. Artifacts were found, including some British gun flints (one big, one small). That was an interesting find, especially since it was my first experience with shovel test pits. Though the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
The end of our fourth week at the Galveztown site has brought with it a few surprises. Team Alpha, as we are now called, has broken new ground on our fourth unit, TU15. We are finding much of the same items that we found in the other units with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
I’m really looking forward to the visitor’s day, especially since my grandmother is supposed to attend. My background is in history, and my interest in that came from her. She charted the genealogical roots of our family and used to show me the charts all the time. She also helped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
Since our fieldwork at Galveztown has been such a thought-provoking, rewarding experience, I thought it might be interesting to get some impressions from my 9-year-old daughter, Lennon, about the work we’re doing and archaeology in general. The following is a transcription of our conversation. Q: Do you know what I’m... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
Now that we’re entering our third week of field school, I’ve had some time to ponder the importance of the work we’re doing. Each day keeps getting better. Working on this site is giving me some direction and I certainly have decided that archaeology is the field I will pursue.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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We’re halfway through our second week of field school. It’s hot and almost unbearable, but it’s been a great experience so far. We got off to a slow start with our unit TU-3, but we have reaped the greatest rewards. It is producing so much that we are still on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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