Thursday, July 26, 2007

They're brushing off the past
"The Hudson's Bay site illustrates the history of American archaeology," said Bob Cromwell, archaeologist for the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The historic site is celebrating 60 years of archaeology this summer. The observance will be capped with a presentation Thursday, including a reunion of people who have sifted through the history-rich soil of the U.S. Army post and the former Hudson's Bay fort.

Previous generations of researchers will swap stories with current National Park Service personnel, including Cromwell; park curator Tessa Langford; and Doug Wilson, archaeologist for the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.

It's actually a pretty neat article, so read the whole thing.