Pit 63: Level 1

Completed March 22, 2014 by John Allison, Debbie Bloom, Dean Hunt, DC Locke, and David and Odess Brinkman. John joined us for the first time in digging Granby. Throughout the project, John has provided his expertise in artifact identification and he also taken part in the surveying of the possible Fort Congaree II location. Earlier in the week, Dean, Odess, and I, attended John's dedication ceremony of the Alexander Samuel Salley Historical Marker in Columbia. Today was a busy day for the Granby team. Dean and David gave a Granby talk at the USC Geofest event and then headed directly to the dig site. After the dig, we will have dinner and the World Premiere of the Granby Dig 3D movie. Level 1 was not great but about what we would expect (artifact numbers dropping as we move west and south). What appeared to be a large nail head turned out to be a heavy metal pyramid shaped object. Probably brass. It seems to be about the right size for a button inset. We also had a very unusual shell find (mother-of-pearl visible). Sea or river and how old? .. we don't know.

Pit 63: Level 1 produced: 10 pieces of pottery, 5 pieces of glass, 2 nails, and a possible brass button inset.

Below: Dean and David giving a "Finding Granby" talk at the USC Geofest.