Aug
21

Ceramics

Some of the most interesting and important artifacts for my project are the ceramics. There are three types of ceramics, porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware. They differ due to how highly they are fired. In addition, there are different glazes and uses associated with each type. So this is going to be a long post because…
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Aug
10

Buttons, Buckles, and Coins

My time in the lab for the summer is done as of Friday. I finished cataloging 62 test units for a total of 41,753 artifacts. I spent the last few days scanning interesting artifacts into the computer to create a photographic record of them. Scanning works wonderfully for most artifacts, but is problematic for anything…
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Jul
28

Even more Cataloging (and some digging)

It has been a while since my last blog post, and that is largely due to how busy I have been. With the help of some of the Fairfield Foundation’s interns this summer, and gaining more experience, the cataloging process has sped up considerably. I have now completed 56 test units.

Jul
04

Archaeology and Maps

            Since my last blog post I have kept busy cataloging. I have now completed 13 more test units, bringing my total to 17. The map shows the test units dug in the area of the plantation I am looking at. Those test units in blue have already been cataloged (blue outline =DAACS, green outline…
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Jun
07

Bags of Artifacts

I am now three weeks in to my project, although it feels like I have been here for so much less time. So far, I have cataloged most of four test units. The majority of artifacts in the midden are oyster shell, brick, wine bottle glass, and bone, but there are also a good number…
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