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Teen Aged Archaeologists Report on Artifacts

Teen Aged Archaeologists Report on Artifacts: Mary Grayson Brook and Catherine Ambrose have spent the last year curating artifacts from two archaeological digs on land formerly belonging to Joel Lane. In 1969, nine graves were unearthed and in 1973, the original site of Lane’s house was researched. The girls washed, sorted, labeled, and identified many of the resulting artifacts. They summarized their findings in a fascinating presentation on Friday afternoon, August 5. 2011 for an enthusiast audience of Joel Lane volunteers and staff and other interested people. Their conclusions about the graveyard were inconclusive, but the evidence seem to indicate that the graves were dug after Joel Lane’s time. However, there may be more graves farther east of the nine burials found in 1969. Future digs will have to answer that mystery.
To read more, click on this link to the article from the News & Observer that ran on Monday, August 15: Hunting Down Local Historyimage Mary Grayson Brook and Catherine Ambrose


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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…