They bent to their tasks, brand-new tools bright against the red dirt. What would the uprooted trees at Oakland Cemetery reveal?
Fragments of pottery, or maybe a Minié ball that killed a long-ago soldier?
Perhaps remains of the soldier himself?
Tuesday, archaeologists gathered at Oakland to prowl the path of the March 14 tornado. They came looking for whatever the root balls of toppled trees might reveal.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Archaeologists sift through storm-damaged Oakland Cemetery