Sunday, July 13, 2014

Digging in the dirt - The Fort Laurens Archeological Dig

Archeology is not all about wearing fedoras and beating up Nazi's.  It's a long process that takes a keen eye and patience. Scrapping away at the ground inch by inch.  Currently at Fort Laurens, an excavation is underway to further understand how the people that occupied the fort had lived.  As of July 12th, 80 hours have been spent on digging up the area that was once the northeast bastion of the fort.  Much of the area was destroyed with the construction of the Ohio-Erie canal, but what they've found already is very interesting.   Animal bone, spent and unspent musket balls and even an arrow head from inhabitants of the area long before the fort was constructed.  The data being collected will be sent off for further study and analysis and I look forwarding to reading the report when it's published.

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