Testing for Artifacts at 80 Hawthorn Street

08/01/2018 | David

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The consultants working with ConnDOT came back today with their robotic boring device, and they tested deep below the surface to see if there were any signs of an Algonquin village here.  As noted before, it wasn't likely they'd turn up anything -- our site is very close to the Park River bed -- and the consultants expected that anything that could have been there 400 years ago was more than likely washed away during the seasonal riparine flooding.  Indeed, the preliminary results were that our site held no archaeological value.

Of course, we're fully expecting to find signs of much later human activity, from around 1947 or so, when we start digging for the foundations of our new town homes.

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