Well, maybe not yet. However, CART has been working at another park, the Ash Grove Historic Site. CART is coordinating with our architectural historians and Park Operations for the preservation of the meathouse at the site. The wood sill was coming in contact with soil on the outside of the structure and brick on the inside of the structure. This wicked moisture, contributing to the deterioration of the woodwork. Because grading was necessary outside and lowering the floor needed on the inside, CART was asked to mitigate any impacts to archaeological resources. It has been an interesting project. The existing modern brick floor is underlain by 30-40cm of sand above the presumed original dirt floor. The interior is brick lined. So far we have found large amounts of bone, including piglet, cow, and, of course, rodent. This investigation is giving us a more thorough understanding of the day to day activities of the residents…residents whose name happened to be Fairfax!
Cultural History Tour
- CART Bi-Weekly Update July 10, 2018
- Happy 4th of July June 29, 2018
- Artifact Type Collections June 18, 2018
- CART Bi-Weekly Update June 9, 2018
- In Review: Some of our Blog Post Links June 1, 2018
- Tips to Avoid Ticks! May 22, 2018
- Whatever Floats your Artifacts May 18, 2018
- CART Bi-Weekly Update May 18, 2018
- Wrought Nails May 4, 2018
- CART Biweekly April 27, 2018
Field and Lab work!
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