Taking soil samples from Vault 1, Unit 2.
Presentation to Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission, January 16, 2013
City of Savannah Library & Archives Director Luciana Spracher and Georgia Southern Graduate Assistant Blake Ayala provided the CCHPC an update on the project.
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Vault 1 Public Work Day, December 15, 2012
During our first Public Work Day, the second unit if Vault 1, the largest of the four vaults was opened by GSU archeologists. Under the top layer of pavement, a layer of brick was discovered. Students from the Shinhoster Youth Leadership Group, the Savannah Early College Historic Preservation Program, and Armstrong Atlantic State University's Public History Program assisted the archeologists as the screened dirt removed from the unit for artifacts. Glass, ceramic, metal, and bone materials were found. These artifacts will be cleaned, labeled and analyzed at the GSU lab. Excavation by GSU staff will continue in Vault 1 during January 2013.