Nails are among the most commonly occurring artifacts found on nineteenth and twentieth century archaeological sites, yet their importance is often overlooked. Unlike ceramics and glass, nails left in the ground for a prolonged period of time become heavily corroded and malformed, and are just not that pleasurable to study or easy to identify. But… Continue reading Artifacts of the Day: Nails!
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Several weeks ago, we welcomed a new member to the Herring Run Archaeology Project Team. We first met Aidan last spring when he came out to volunteer for during our first excavation of Eutaw Manor. We were delighted when Aidan returned to lend a hand several times over the course of the field season and… Continue reading We Proudly Introduce Aidan Ryan
Today’s artifacts of the day are a handful of clay tobacco pipe fragments recovered from Eutaw Manor. Clay pipes were first developed in the early 17th century and were in use into the late 19th century. Tobacco pipe fragments are one of the more common artifacts found on archaeological sites in America. The bowls were… Continue reading Artifact of the Day: Pipes!
Today’s selection of artifacts of the day come from the Eutaw Manor excavation last spring. By the way, it’s only 49 days until we return to Eutaw Manor for the Spring 2016 Field Season. The first artifact (top) is a small piece of turned window lead, also known as lead-came. Such items would have been… Continue reading Artifacts of the Day: Window Lead and Sash Weight
The Herring Run Archaeology Project Field Season 2016 is a little under two months away. As we continue to plan for our return to Herring Run Park we decided to launch a Booster. You can get this simple yet elegant Herring Run Archaeology t-shirt while at the same time help us raise funds for the… Continue reading Get a Field Season 2016 T-Shirt!
The Herring Run Archaeology Project Needs YOUR HELP. We’ll be accepting volunteers for fieldwork soon, please stay tuned for details on that. Meanwhile, we’re looking for people who can help us with visits from school groups. This will be our first year providing archaeology field trips for schools, and since we only have ten days… Continue reading Volunteers Needed
Today’s artifacts of the day come from the Eutaw Manor excavation from the Spring of 2015. While testing in the west yard of the 1762 manor house, volunteers recovered several pieces of ceramic that date to the earliest European occupation of the park. The two artifacts in the left of the picture are fragments from… Continue reading Artifacts of the Day: North Devon and Red Border Ware
With the invaluable help from our new intern, we started photographing some of the artifacts we recovered from Eutaw Manor back in the spring of 2015. This is the first of many posts where we will share some of the more exciting artifacts that we recovered from Eutaw Manor, and in time, from the other… Continue reading Artifact of the Day: February 21, 2016
Mark Your Calendars! A date has been set and planning has begun. We will be holding our second field season at Herring Run Park from April 23rd to May 1st. This year we will return to Eutaw Manor, the residence of William Smith, his descendants, Venus and Jeremiah Tilghman, and others who once called the… Continue reading Field Season 2016