14 July 2008

More stadium archaeology

Today's Star-Ledger has still more information on the just-finished, archaeological dig at the Rising Sun Tavern underneath the Rutgers Stadium. It seemed like the Route 18 excavation was described mostly in terms of finding a few hards, while this one is a "big dig".
The firm's archaeologists spent five weeks examining the find and have pieced the information with previous excavations in Piscataway identified as parts of the Raritan Landing settlement. The items from the latest dig, which ended Wednesday, are expected to be displayed in the township.

"We find out so much more about life in the 18th century," said Elizabeth Cottrell, an archaeologist from the Milner firm. "I would consider this a big dig. It's just so fruitful."

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