Parker Academy Excavations Continue!

NKU students and faculty are continuing to work at the Parker Academy site this May. Our first week of work as challenging due to weather and a great deal of mud and water that saturated the site. However, the students did a fantastic job and made progress with excavations that were started last summer. We were able to dig below the stone foundation under the men’s dormitory and we encountered the sterile subsoil below the richer deposits of the dorm occupations.

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Dr. Hackett provides a history lesson about the site during our first day of field work.

 

Students excavate in and along the foundation of the men's dorm. Another group is working to screen the sediments and collect artifacts from the buckets of dirt.
Students excavate in and along the foundation of the men’s dorm. Another group is working to screen the sediments and collect artifacts from the buckets of dirt.

 

Tyler and James dig out areas in and around foundation stones of the men's dorm.
Tyler and James dig out areas in and around foundation stones of the men’s dorm.
Stone foundation and subsoil under the men's dorm.
Stone foundation and subsoil under the men’s dorm.

 

Student continue to excavate shovel tests in search of a privy or other subsurface deposits.
Student continue to excavate shovel tests in search of a privy or other subsurface deposits.

 

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The beginning of a shovel test behind the men’s dorm.

 

 

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