MDOT Archaeology Project to study South Mountain

Julie Schablitsky and Aaron Levinthal will be supervising a team of archaeologists at the Arnold farm and the Shafer farm to study the movement of Civil War soldiers during the Maryland Campaign at South Mountain. The photographs below show Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) being used and then metal detectors in a grid by grid survey. Artifacts will be dug up, marked as to their location, cleaned up and documented.

There will be a public day on Saturday, Oct. 19th, from 12:30 to 3:30, where free tours will be given of the house, the outbuildings, and the property. An archaeologist will be available to demonstrate and explain the processes they are using and the goals of their research. Our store will also be open selling shirts, frameable prints, key rings, refrigerator magnets, and drinks. Please come out and visit!

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