One of the main research questions I had this year was confirming the physical footprint of the stamp room and wash-house. The western side of things are pretty clear, but the eastern side still needed clarification. Therefore, most of the open ground this year is on the periphery of the mill site.
Yesterday was the first day of open house public tours and for the people who came out, there were able to see the students confirm the eastern walls for both the wash-house and stamp room. At this point it is still hard to make out some of the details in photos (we need to excavate a bit more and then spend some time defining/cleaning our edges to make features “pop,” but if you come on out and visit us today, next weekend, or the one after that you’ll get to see the framed construction of the wash-house as well as the excavated barrel that helped us make the determination that we were working on both sides of a wall.