As we filled all our test units in yesterday, we were discussing all the things we’ve learned so far from our amazing week of excavations. Here are some highlights! We have the most incredible volunteers. This was an awful lot of hard work, and you guys were all so wonderful. We cannot do this without you,… Continue reading Field Notes:Wrapping Up
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
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
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
Over the weekend, we headed out to Herring Run to prepare for the upcoming field season, now only 19 days away! With the help of Aiden and Ilka, we decided to check out a spot near the Eutaw Manor house that we have been curious about for several years now. So on Saturday we dusted… Continue reading New Discoveries at Eutaw!
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!
Registration for the 2016 Field Season at Herring Run Park is now open! Sign up by clicking Here or click the registration link in the menu at the top of the page. See you in the field!
As those of you who volunteered with us know, we had a fantastic ten days of fieldwork back in May 0f 2015 and made some astonishing discoveries – including the entire foundation of Eutaw Manor, a stone manor house built in 1760 that burned down in a catastrophic fire in October of 1865. Now we’ve… Continue reading Results of the 2015 Field Season