Eutaw Manor · Excavations

Field Notes: Days Six and Seven

We’ve continued working on both the Eutaw manor house and the earlier part of the site over the last two days, and we’ve learned a great deal in a very short period of time. In the manor house, we discovered a mysterious pit near the southwest corner of the foundation that contained two complete wine… Continue reading Field Notes: Days Six and Seven

Eutaw Manor · Excavations

Field Notes: Day Five

Today we passed the halfway point of the 2016 Field Season, and the amazing discoveries continue.  Building on the success from yesterday, we continued to explore the location of the earliest European occupation of the site. We opened several more test units, and while we have not yet discovered any foundations or structural remains of… Continue reading Field Notes: Day Five

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Field Notes, Day Three

By the end of our third day of fieldwork, we completed excavation in three new areas on the perimeter and interior of the Eutaw manor house. Each new location we explore in the footprint of the house produces several distinct groups of artifacts that are not found in other areas. These subtle distinctions have allowed us… Continue reading Field Notes, Day Three

Artifact of the Day · Eutaw Manor

Artifacts of the Day: Nails!

Nails are among the most commonly occurring artifacts found on nineteenth and twentieth century archaeological sites, while their importance are too often overlooked by some historic archaeologists. The reason we often discount the artifact type from in depth analysis is fairly simple.  Unlike ceramics and glass, nails left in the ground for any prolonged period… Continue reading Artifacts of the Day: Nails!