Monday, February 6, 2012

Rootball Archaeology at Smith's Fort Plantation

Ms. Vancko preparing the site
Thank goodness for volunteers! Lex Vancko, is using her off season archaeology skills to help excavate the rootball of a downed walnut tree close to the house. The tree fell during Hurricane Irene, and is getting ready to be removed in time for our March 2nd reopening.

Screening for artifacts

Some of the neat finds include a few early patent medicine bottles, lots of pottery fragments and more!

Once Lex finishes the artifact analysis I'll post a few pictures of the artifacts from our walnut tree rootball at Smith's Fort Plantation.

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