Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reports of Site Looting

Over the past week some of our members went to the site to see how its holding up. Unfortunately, there were several signs that someone was pot hunting at the Joseph site. This type of activity has been going on at Rocky Nook for decades. It is a tremendous shame that we've been losing pieces of our history to selfish individuals looking for a knick-knack for their mantel or something to make a quick buck on eBay. Looting is crime, and not just because it vandalizes the property. It also robs us of the complete picture of the Howland sites and a better understanding of our nation's past.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

First Round of Conservation Completed

Hi All,

After quite a lull in Rocky Nook news, I've got some fun pictures to hold you over till August. We just got some preliminary photos back of the first items sent to the conservator. Everything looks really amazing now, and should stay that way for quite some time. These items and more will probably be available to see in person at the dig this year. Check them out!