Monday, June 8, 2009

Field work commenced- 04 JUNE 09

The first half of the day was spent at the Archaeology Institute due to the potential for bad weather. However, the sun began to shine and we eagerly headed for the site.

The summer investigation plan consists of surveying (shovel testing) the upland area located north of Pond Creek. We hope to locate the village that was associated with the industrial enterprises at Arcadia Mill.

We were ecstatic to find that our first two shovel tests of the summer were positive! Transect 1, shovel test 1 yielded Alkaline-glazed stoneware sherds, bottle glass and brick fragments. Transect 2, shovel test 1 yielded brown bottle glass, brick fragments and fasteners. The dense vegetation and bad weather was overshadowed by the first finds of the season!

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