2012 Field Report 1

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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2012 Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison Research Goals

Monday, July 30, 2012

The 2012 Archaeological Study of the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison Site By David R. Bush, Ph. D., Heidelberg University This year the archaeological study of the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison site continues with the exploration of Block 8. There are two areas of Block 8 under investigation. This is the third year for […]

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2011 Field Report 2

Monday, August 1, 2011 The Fundamentals of Opening a Unit

The Fundamentals of Opening a Unit Before excavations begin, a unit must first be surveyed and located. This week, we opened two units above the location of one of the latrines associated with Block 8. We set up a total station (also known as a theodolite and an electronic distance measurer) which is used to […]

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2011 Field Report 1

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life in Block 8 The following was prepared by the students participating in the excavations at the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison site this summer as part of the Heidelberg University Archaeological Field School.  Since they are excavating within the former location of Block 8, they have decided to present some historical information on life […]

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2010 Field Report 7 – Educators Contributions

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The following were put together by the various grade school and high school teachers participating in the graduate education course at Johnson’s Island.  Groups of three or four students had the assignment to prepare one topic to include on this web site.  Here are their contributions. Screening By: Niki Schiefer, Miranda Hessick and Kendra Foos […]

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