Monthly Archives: May 2014

2014 Excavation Team At Wittenberg

Members of the excavation team for Season 2 at the Nearby Archaeology Project

Members of the excavation team for Season 2 at the Nearby Archaeology Project

Ten Wittenberg students prepared the north end of the excavation area of W3776, a late 19th century garage built on Wittenberg’s campus in the early 1880s. They moved a layer of gravel placed by the demolition crew in 2013. With the site prepared for excavation work, we placed markers for three new units of excavation. Follow our progress as three teams begin their work. After morning fieldwork, the students will be gathering primary sources to write a social history of the homeowners for the property, first known as 217 Ferncliff Avenue.

 

 

 

 

2014 May Term Campus Archaeology Project Begins Soon

We will resume work at the 525 North Wittenberg Avenue site starting May 19th. As part of this historical archaeology class, we will continue to work on a 19th century garage that we were able to save for study and excavation. During the course, students will conduct archival work to reconstruct the social history of those who lived in the house or owned the property. Follow our work at this site over the new few weeks. P1190633