That is the good news; the bad news is that it does challenge some of the ideas and conclusions we made after previous excavations. However, we have to accept that this is the nature of archaeology. New things are discovered almost every time a volunteer puts a mattock, shovel or trowel into the ground. In particular, some of the conclusions we made in 2013 about what we had discovered in Trench 3 have proved incorrect BUT the new discoveries we are making in that trench are very exciting. More about that later.
Right now we are searching for water, specifically a water pump shown on the 1850 Map next to one of the buildings. Why is that important?
The pump was the water supply for whatever was going on when the building was demolished and it will probably sit over a well and as we all know people threw or dropped things into a well either purposely or by accident.
Right now our wish is to find the well!!