Pit 1: Level 3,4,5

May 28, 2012. Pit 1: Level 3,4,5 produced: A thick layer of mica rich soil and two distinct and thin brown layers. No human artifacts. On Sunday, May 27, 2012, Alma Robichaud and her daughters (Clover - 13 and Andria - 10), Jeremy Brinkman, and David Brinkman completed Level 3 in about 2 hours. All material was sifted. No weather problems. On Monday , May 28, 2012, Dean Hunt and David Brinkman completed Level 4 in about 2 hours. Ken Banks and his son, Cooper-12, and David Brinkman completed Level 5 in about 2 hours. All material was sifted. We had a couple of rain showers but we were protected by a tent. No water entered the hole. .
Pit results:
We had been advised by Leo Redman (Director of the Cayce Museum) that we may need to dig 5 feet before we reach 1700ís material. Leo based this on a huge 400 piece find he made in Cayce which was found at about the 5 foot level. Our goal, then, was to go at least 5 feet. Based on our results, I believe this was over-kill and that future pits in the grid should only go to about 50cm. It was just before this 50cm depth that we found the last obvious sign of human activity (a large washer). My theory is that over 100 years of farming of this area has dug-up all of the remains of Granby. Huge floods (like in 1796 and 1908) have not altered this area.
Level 1 revealed items from the 1960 construction of the Riverland Park subdivision. Just below these items (going into level 2) are a couple of things that could be from Granby (soft pottery piece, charcoal, Iron container top/bottom). I think the washer is a piece of 20th century farming equipment that (because of its weight/density) worked its way to the bottom of the plow zone (at about 44cm). An interesting (non-human) feature that shows around 50cm, is what may be Mica. You see this glittery material for about the next 50cm. The soil gradually becomes more dense and moist.