Friday, August 22, 2008

Day 6- The Last Day!

Today was the final day of the 2008 Excavations at Rocky Nook. Most of it was taken up with backfilling all the units we opened up this year. That was hard and dirty work! It can be a little frustrating to fill everything back in after just one week, but everyone was happy to know that we answered several questions this year that have been on our list for some time. In the afternoon we were all rewarded with a relaxing sail on the shallop Elizabeth Tilley. It was a beautiful time. A big thank you to Tracy and her crew for taking us out!

Although we did not find the cellars that Deetz excavated in '68, we should be able to locate them next year. We now have a definite location of one of his grids that passed through a trash midden. Also, we may have discovered where his original datum might have been. We also found several interesting artifacts. Besides the spur and knife fragment, we uncovered a thimble, two beads, a straight pin, and a book clasp. Some of you may remember the nearly complete redware jug that Pamela and Alex found last year. Michael may have discovered more of it in the unit he was working on. There were also the usual ceramic sherds, pipe stems and bowls, window glass, and nails. All in all, it was a very satisfying year. I hope all of you enjoyed keeping up with our progress.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Rocky Nook project, especially through the next couple of weeks.

2 comments:

johnhowland said...

Good morning Charlotte, Thanks for keeping us updated on the dig progress during week. We enjoyed the news and were unhappy not to be there. Sounds like you all had a good week and made progress. The weather certainly cooperated. Thanks again for all your efforts.
John Howland

johnhowland said...

Good morning Charlotte, Thanks for keeping us updated on the dig progress during week. We enjoyed the news and were unhappy not to be there. Sounds like you all had a good week and made progress. The weather certainly cooperated. Thanks again for all your efforts.
John Howland