|Ashley, recording opening elevations|
Tobacco Pipes & Buttons
|Ashley and Peter in the foreground|
I remember one time Peter was digging in the trench and as I came to the edge he said he found something and in his hand was an 18th-century tobacco pipe. This was a big deal for us because we were digging in an all-quarry-fill layer (basically scrapping out limestone rocks) and we weren’t expecting to find anything. We went to the lab later that week and his wife Connie got the chance to see our big find and thankfully she took a picture of it. Peter and Connie left us with full stomachs and happy hearts as they treated us to a feast to celebrate finishing Oven site.
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More to come as we enter our last week of work - only two digging days left and then Friday we fill in the units to preserve them for future seasons...