Monday, June 1, 2015

Day Four and Five...Work Hard, Play Hard

On day 4 we toured yet another unique French Colonial structure in Ste. Genevieve. Built in the early 1790s, The Green Tree Tavern is a large, vertical log, post-in-sill building, with an open galley porch wrapping around 3 sides. In the afternoon we made baskets as part of a larger discussion about the importance of heritage education in facilitating public history and historic preservation.

On day 5 we got started with the below-ground portion of the field school doing some historic archaeology at the Pierre Dorlac House owned by Jim Baker. We opened up two excavation units in the yard, One to expose the foundation of an exterior stone chimney that has since been removed but is shown in historic photographs, and the other to investigate the depositional stratigraphy in the back yard near several outbuildings.

Architectural Investigation 

Heritage Education 

Kittens Need Preservation Too! 

Setting Up An Excavation Unit 

Sneaky Dr. Hoffman 

Surface Collection 

The Green Tree Tavern 

Surface Collection 

Boys Screen. Ladies Do The Digging

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