2014 Field Report 3

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Hard Rubber

In our latest video field update, history expert Mike Woshner tells us about the use of hard rubber in the mid-19th century.  

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2014 Field Report 2

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 FS9394

All the below Field Specimens (FS) were discovered during the excavations of Block 8. We are slightly north of the center of the Block. FS 9394-Aqua Green Canning Jar Rim Fragment This fragment exhibits a cracked off rim finish. These jars were patented in the late 1850s. FS 9395 and FS 9397-Hard Rubber Chain Links […]

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2014 Field Report 1

Friday, July 11, 2014 Renee Measuring

Watch our latest video report from the field and see what the 2014 field school students are doing at Johnson’s Island!

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2013 Field Report

Monday, June 17, 2013 2013 excavations at Johnson's Island

We are very excited about this year’s students and our research goals. We are working the soils directly beneath Block 8, and we are positioned approximately in the middle of the block this year. The latrine (sink) being excavated weathered the winter well, and we will begin excavations into the northern portion of this feature […]

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2012 Field Report

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coming from a variety of different universities and backgrounds, the students of the 2012 Johnson’s Island field school through Heidelberg University have now been excavating the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison site for two weeks. The 11 students have been divided into four groups, each responsible for excavating a specific unit of the site. This […]

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