When the students arrived at the Piqua Historical Area this morning site manager Andy Hite (photo 2) spoke to them about the history of the Miami Village and English trader compound and gave them a tour of the museum. The students had the chance to look over artifacts recovered from the site in the 1970’s and a selection of trade items typical of the period (photo 3). This will help them recognize similar artifacts when they are encountered during excavations.Afterward everyone headed over to the excavation area, set up their research grids and went to work (photo 4).
If you are interested in see the field school “in action” tours will be given on Thursday the 24th and Wednesday the 30th. Visitors will board the canal boat at 12:30 to be transported back to the site. For information about the Piqua Historical Area, including entry fees and directions please visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/nw13/
We look forward to seeing you at the site, but if you cannot make it please check back on the blog for daily updates!