Gaines House Archaeological Study Done

A recent archaeological monitoring was done on the foundation repairs at the E.O. Smith house; also know as the Gaines House. The project consisted of the replacement of the foundation under the first addition of the house, which required excavation of the soils around the existing structure. Several trenches were dug under the north and south walls.

After several shovel tests were conducted, test showed the soil was positive for cultural material. Artifacts were also recovered from the soil that was excavated from the foundation trenches. There were a total of 133 historic artifacts and three prehistoric artifacts. The historic artifacts included mid 19th century through 20th century materials. The three prehistoric artifacts consisted of one lithic core and two pieces of lithic flake debris.

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