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More Digging

— by on May 22nd, 2009

The dig at Monticello, otherwise known as Anthropology 377: Field Methods in Archaeology, is entering its final days as Spring Term winds to a close. There is an open house at the site today as Alison Bell, assistant professor of archaeology, noted on the dig’s blog site. The students have had several visitors in recent days, including a group of grade school children plus a reporter and photographer from the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Look for a story on the dig this weekend. Despite the less than ideal weather (it’s rained a lot at Monticello this month), the students have unearthed an impressive array of artifacts, including some Chinese export porcelain. Have a look at the updated blog site for more information on the Monticello dig.