Archaeology digs comes to close


The University of Minnesota archaeology dig is coming to an end this week.  The most interesting things found, were the foundation of a building (above left), and the location of fence posts, (above right).

The foundation is believed to be a building used as a workshop. Found in the same location were remnants of charcoal, indicating it may have been used for a blacksmith’s shop.  The foundation is located where aerial show a building in the 1930s.  In later photos, the building has an addition that show a car parked in it.

The fence post holes were located to the northwest of the house.  The holes had remnants of burnt wood, which is characteristic of the technique of burning the bottom of posts prior to installing, to prevent insects and rot.




Published by: wbiorn

I am the Executive Director at the Carver County Historical Society. The truth of the matter is, that I am not sure I want to admit to how many years I have been in this business. Suffice it to say I have a Masters degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration and began my career in the 1980s. Oops, did I say that? I was reared on a farm, and began my career working at the MNHS site, the Oliver Kelley Farm. The love of the land and history run deep in my blood.

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