Monthly Archives: August 2009

A closer look at the museum’s amethyst

I often ask museum visitors to look closely at the amethyst found approximately 10 feet below its current location.  Using a loupe, one can see a tiny universe of  copper balls and shroom-headed flagella.  The inclusions perplex all.  Local geologist, … Continue reading

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Accountability

After more inquiries of Dr. Hill’s archeo survey, I now realize that the scope of his work, compressed into one morning, could not render any useful results.  Covering an area of approximately one third of an acre, 13 shovel holes … Continue reading

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A Discrepancy Explained

I visited an archeological site at Kalorama Park this Monday morning where the Louis Berger Group had excavated an outbuilding on the former property of the slaveowner John Little.  It was a rare event where archeology had actually been conducted … Continue reading

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Site profile

In this image, Sherier Place is far left. The three markers denote shovel test sites. Sites chosen in the front of the lot (all), where the house once stood, presumably contributed to the “disturbed nature of the property” assessment.  (see … Continue reading

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Preliminary report of archeo test sites

I was away when Dr. Hill did his archeological survey at the park’s entrance on Wednesday. At 4:28pm that same day, I received the following email from Sherry Frear of the Dept. of Parks and Rec: “Archaeological field work is … Continue reading

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Archeological survey at Palisades Park delayed

Digging at the entrance of Palisades Park has been delayed because of “Miss Utility” service requirements. Dr. Hill believes that he will begin Wednesday.

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Archeo Schedule for Palisades Park

Here is the archeo survey info I received from Sherry Frear of the Dept. of Parks and Recreation: “Dr. Hill plans to lay out the flags on Monday August 10 and begin excavating on Tuesday and likely finish on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Archeologist to conduct Phase I at Palisades Park entrance

I met Dr. Phil Hill at Palisades Park on Monday where we walked around the park and talked about the existing topography and some of the park’s history. Dr. Hill then came back to the Palisades Museum of Prehistory to … Continue reading

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