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Week 6 - My Aunt Uva, Has Many Chickens...

This was it, our final week of camp! This week we had only a few participants to dig, dig, dig their way to glory, but many interesting artifacts were removed. More excavation was done on the western wall which revealed three little pins - and they were still sharp! We revisited a pit from week 4 that revealed two large metal spikes that seemed to be holding back the rubble in what we can only assume to be a depository of some sort. Several large pieces of blue transfer ceramic were recovered deep in the unit, some even fitting together to give us a peek of the bigger picture.

Week 5 - Hardy Har Hearth

This week we took a shot in the dark and put our trowels where no trowel has ever gone before - in search of the western wall! After revealing more of the southern wall, a continuation of the eastern wall, as well as the northern wall and hearth, we decided to attempt the impossible and go 4 for 4 in one season. Using some maps and documents that came our way (from where guys? THE ARCHIVES!), we measured from the eastern wall exactly 38 feet across and stumbled upon another change in the grass colour.


Summer Archaeological Experience Cancelled

Unfortunately the 2013 season of the Summer Archaeological Experience program "Can You Dig It?" has been cancelled, due to lack of funding.  We thank all of you who contacted us about camp registration and hope to have this program up and running for 2014.

30th Anniversary Celebration Silent Auction

In Celebration of its 30th Anniversary the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation will host a Dinner & Silent Auction.  The event will be held at Renaissance Event Venue on Friday March 22nd at 6PM.  Dinner will be served in regency style in celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Renaissance Event Venue is the perfect setting for this event and will add to the historic mystique of the evening. There will be a silent auction for our guests, which will add to the evening’s excitement.


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