It was a Hot One out there Today

Brittany, Trevor, and today’s volunteer, Emily, spent the afternoon in the sun making a drawing of the very complicated Unit 7. The large stones lying between Brittany and Emily are likely from the foundation wall of the wash-house, though it’s still too early to confirm.

David was a bit lucky to be working in the shade today. However, the material he is excavating here had the consistency of a soft concrete. Progress was slow going. And yes, that is a massive wood beam much like those found last year. In fact, this might be a continuation of a beam we uncovered about 4 meters behind the camera from where David is kneeling.

The material David was excavating is the reddish-yellow material just sitting in front of the wood beam. I’ll go into more detail about this area in a later post.


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About Sean Gohman

Currently a PhD Degree seeking student in the Michigan Tech University's Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program.

2 responses to “It was a Hot One out there Today”

  1. Diceman says :

    It appears you’re covering a lot of ground and Unit 7 is coming along nicely. Would it be possible to provide an establishing shot that puts all units in context with the 2011 stamp mill excavation?

    • Sean Gohman says :

      I will try to do this tomorrow, Dice. We are more spread out at the mill this year so it won’t really look like much. We need a cherry-picker. Or a very tall ladder.

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