Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Friday, July 1st, 2011

From Pinkney House To Wye House

My first experience with archaeological excavation occurred exactly one month ago at the Pinkney House in Historic Annapolis. I thought I had had a relatively firm grasp on what archaeology would be like, but I learned quickly that excavating was more than just digging in the dirt for artifacts. I was assigned to Unit 18, […]


Why are we digging where we are at Wye?

One of the questions I answered a few weeks ago was “How do you know where to dig?” That was my short answer. Since then, many people have specifically asked us, “How did you know where to find these quarters that you’re excavating this summer?” This is my long answer. Before we can know where […]