Another Day in the Trenches

lord ash 2Steady progress is being made by the archaeologists at The Lord Ashley Site. The field school students continue to be great!lord ash pic

Today, students uncovered another corner of the brick foundation. This makes three corners identified and the overall dimensions are becoming clear. This small structure had the earliest known brick building foundation built by the British in South Carolina.

Several students are making progress tracking the moat and palisade line and others have started to investigate the feature we think might be a cellar. Stay tuned on these…

lord ash glass

The artifact “find of the day” was a piece of leaded glass that was once a piece of stemware. According to Hume, the English firm of Measley and Greene were importers of Venetian glass who later manufactured their own designs in London. One of those designs, seen here in drawing (IV), was manufactured between 1665-1675. Our glass fragment looks to be a dead ringer for this stemware and the date is spot-on!

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About Katherine Pemberton

Katherine Pemberton is Manager of Research & Education for Historic Charleston Foundation. Her primary interests are archaeology and the history of colonial South Carolina. She is co-chair of the Mayor's Walled City Task Force which focuses on the early fortifications of Charles Town- the only English walled city in North America.
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3 Responses to Another Day in the Trenches

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    Fascinating! Keep up the great work!

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