Saturday, February 12, 2011
New Finds - New Theories on St. Augustine's Bay Front - The Trolley Stop Dig
|Trolley Stop Dig with Castillo de San Marcos in the background|
Last month FPAN reported from the field. The action was at Carl Halbirt, the City Archaeologist's, dig across from the Castillo de San Marcos. Well the action is still happening! To bring you up to date, the City plans to build a Colonial Spanish Quarter trolley stop across from the Castillo. Carl's investigations in the area have uncovered some very tantalizing features, large post hole stains, a very large well feature and some aligned trenches. Work has continued through mid February and theories of what lies beneath the ground have vacillated from an early wooden fort built before the current Castillo to a warehouse on the waterfront.
|St. Augustine City Archaeologist, Carl Halbirt, points at a long trench feature.|
Carl has a theory!
|Large post hole soil stains|
|Toni Wallace excavates a post hole.|
|Phil Gulliford begins excavation of the well.|
|Marylea Klauder wet screens soil from the post hole and searches for pottery.|