Field Reports for 2011

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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