More excavations at Hubbard Park, Iowa City (13JH1440)

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

Archaeological work has shifted to the south end of the park. There, low-income renters lived near a small corner grocery run by the Sicilian Rinella family. The archaeologists and volunteers are staying warm in plastic yurts. Excavations are expected to continue through next week.

A backhoe has removed the modern fill, exposing the 1860s ground surface.
A backhoe has removed the modern fill, exposing the 1860s ground surface. Note the Old Capitol building in the background.

 

Inside a yurt, Anson Kritsch excavating a historic feature
Inside a yurt, Anson Kritsch excavating a historic feature.

 

Alan Hawkins and Bryan Kendall
Alan Hawkins and Bryan Kendall staying warm on this 5-degree wind chill day!

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