While a backhoe churned away at the soil a dozen yards away, Snyder and his partner, Andrew Wyatt, studied the area before them. The men work for the archeology department of McCormick Taylor, an engineering firm based in Philadelphia and contracted by PennDOT for the dig.
And the soil in front of them contains the remnants of an early- to mid-19th century house.
"We're preserving history here," Snyder says. "If we didn't come out here, no one would ever know (this was here)."
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Archaeologists study S. Grove site