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The first week of fieldschool led me to believe that we were digging right next to a kitchen. We were finding brick, food carrying vessels, knife blades, tableware, glass tumblers, burnt bones (mostly pig),ash, and charcoal among other things. The next few weeks supported this idea with the possiblity that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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This past week has been the best so far. We found more features, had visitor day, and finally started excavating the features. We have ended up with 19 open units. that form a nice picture of what we have been digging into. We have vertical lines on one side, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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The first week of fieldschool we all scanned our screens so carefully and examined every sherd of ceramic. Each nail, piece of glass and tiny bit of creamware was an exciting find. Now, starting our fifth week, we are going through those buckets and screening them like rain could pour... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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We only have one more week of fieldschool. Today, Barry lovingly named our group Team Awesome (Philip, Billie and myself). We are all bonding through the sweat and gallons of sunscreen. It is a shame that it took us 4 weeks to finally get the hang of it all. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Every level of our units has held a surprise. Friday, we found a seam to a cast iron vessel in TU12. It may match up with a piece found in TU4. It is exciting to be able to identify metal objects after 200+ years of neglect. One of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
We start week 3 tomorrow! The fieldschool has been going by so fast. Luckily, we have been finding more than I could hope for. At this point, new things have been found everyday along with what we normally find, ceramics, glass, brick. My group is finishing up TU6 which surprised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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My group started last week with Test Unit 4. We were all very excited to find artifacts associated with a hearth: burnt bone, ash, charcoal, burnt brick, large cooking vessel sherds, glass, piece of cast iron pot, etc. We found a lot of brick that made me think that we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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