Field Reports for 2002

2002 Field Report 5

Tuesday, July 30, 2002 Loui Norris, Pat Cates, and David Bush map the site.

The field season is winding down, but we still have many questions about the area in which we have been working. We have now mapped in all the exposed features, giving us some details about the ground disturbances. The pictures to the left are of us conducting the mapping. The exposure of a trench running […]

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HELIX Program

Friday, July 12, 2002 The Helix Students

From July 8-12, 2002, Bowling Green State University’s HELIX program experienced Johnson’s Island. COMPANY A: FOOD AT JOHNSON’S ISLAND by Kurt Gee, Monya Anderson, Lindsay Becks, Patrick Bonifas, Bryon Casebolt, Kaylin Gillette, and Hannah Tabory The prisoners staying at Johnson’s Island during the American Civil War were treated very well in comparison to other prison […]

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2002 Field Report 4

Tuesday, July 2, 2002 [image]

Our field investigations have continued with various groups participating in the study of Block 4. We have now opened 16 two-meter units and have eight of them down to subsoil. Participating with us were students from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Future Scientists Program and the Field School from Heidelberg College. Several features have […]

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Future Scientists

Thursday, June 27, 2002 Future Scientists at the site

The following was submitted by Robert Segedi, coordinator of the Future Scientists Program for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, who were at the site from June 24-27, 2002. For the past several years, field experiences in archaeology at Johnson’s Island have been important components of adult and youth educational programs sponsored by The Cleveland […]

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2002 Field Report 3

Thursday, May 30, 2002 When the weather cooperates, we screen excavated soils outside.

The weather has been more cooperative the past two weeks. The site is finally starting to dry out, and this has allowed us to work on all the units. Let’s hope we won’t be suffering from much more rain this year! Since the last field report, we have had fourteen new classes at the site. […]

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2002 Field Report 2

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Thousands of artifacts have been recovered so far this spring. We have had 25 classes participate in our Experiential Learning Program, giving more than 500 students the opportunity to help discover the history of Block 4 at the Johnson’s Island Prison Compound. Students excavate Unit B Screening for artifacts Our findings have included over 200 […]

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2002 Field Report 1

Sunday, April 21, 2002 [image]

Our interactive dig’s first report from the field! Map shows Block 4, the area where we are working this year. The grade- and high- school students in our Experiential Learning Program use the letter designations on the two-meter units to keep track of the ones they are investigating. It’s the third year we’ve been excavating […]

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