Monday, June 04, 2007

Digging into history: Archaeologist discovers pot that may be 2,500 years old
The pot might have been underground for most of 2,500 years when they found it.

And that raw fact is significant for Stephen Wagner, the principal investigator of the team of archaeologists who uncovered the artifact at Fort McCoy on May 17.

But as an archaeologist, he’s interested in much more.

“We appreciate the beauty of the really nice stuff, but everything we dig up has some value in interpretation,” Wagner said. “It’s the context that makes it interesting. It’s all about context.”