There is still a lot of archaeology to post about but as you know, every excavation has an end-point, and when that point comes, you need to fill the holes back in? Why not just leave it for everyone to enjoy? For preservation. If we left it open the wood would quickly disintegrate.
The backfill took place on July 2nd, nearly a full week after we thought we would. We kept it open a bit longer in order to give a tour of the site to the Keweenaw National Historic Park and its Advisory Commission. I can’t speak for them but I bet they were pretty impressed.