May 17, 2011

Jeff Smith's Parlor update: Archeology: Part 8.

Archeology test pit at Jeff Smith's ParlorPhoto by Cindy Von Halle

The above photo is posted on the Cultural Collection page of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park website. Much of the starting work phase of the restoration project for Jeff Smith's Parlor had to do with archeology. I posted past photographs of the work being performed on the actual building but work was also performed on the grounds under and around where the building sat. In fact, more objects have been found during these excavations than in any other phase.

Historical archeological excavations have been conducted within the park boundaries since the park was established in 1976. The archeological material collected is mostly from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Archeological collections are generated by research in response to cultural resource management requirements and result in the collection of objects in addition to data. The archeological collection includes all artifacts that have been recovered from the park's lands. About 63% of the park's collection or 168,626 items are archeological artifacts.

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