Field Reports for 2008

2008 Field Report 5

Monday, July 21, 2008

by the 2008 Archaeology for Educators Field Crew Currently, a group of Heidelberg College graduate students is participating in a class titled “Archaeology for Educators.” We are continuing the work at Johnson’s Island Prisoner of War Depot, excavating in two main areas: part of the hospital block and one of the hospital’s latrines. Drs. David […]

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2008 Field Report 4

Saturday, July 12, 2008

by the 2008 Heidelberg College Archaeological Field Crew This week marked the end of our time here at Johnson’s Island, and we were very busy both in the latrine and in the hospital. At the end of last week, we spent most of the morning braving the elements while trying to keep the site dry. […]

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2008 Field Report 3

Thursday, July 3, 2008 AutoCad Plan Map of Feature 40 (to date)

This week we continued our excavations in Block 6 and the latrine. Because of rainy weather on Monday, we focused our efforts on the hospital units which are sheltered. We were able to work in both areas on Tuesday. The excavation in the latrine has produced many pieces of glass, ceramic, and bone. We have […]

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Time Off

Monday, June 30, 2008

Exploring sights near Johnson’s Island on those days off. Or is it off days? The field crew went exploring the vicinity of Johnson’s Island at their own risk during their days off this past weekend. This is their own account of their adventures. There has been a great deal of dinosaur activity on the island […]

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2008 Field Report 2

Monday, June 30, 2008 Shell button

This past week we have been rotating between excavating some of the Hospital Block units and the newly opened latrine (Feature 40). As we continued working in Block 6, the Hospital Block, we excavated down to the subsoil, which is much lighter colored soil than that of the plow zone, which is soil that has […]

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2008 Field Report 1

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We began last week working in Block 6, the prison hospital. Our work was centered in 2 by 2 m units in the middle of the hospital. The hospital had wooden plank floors, so we expected to find only objects that would have fallen through. During excavation and screening, we discovered both historic artifacts–such as […]

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Field Report Introduction 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 map

Once again we began our investigations at the Johnson’s Island Military Prison Site at the end of March with the Experiential Learning Program in Historic Archaeology through Heidelberg College. This is the third year we have been working on the Prison Hospital-Block 6. Our work is centered slightly to the east and north of the […]

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