NCPTT’s sponsored metal detection workshop was a resounding success.  Twenty participants and six instructors spent a day in the classroom and one-and-a-half days in the field, which were very productive.  Students surveyed three redoubt locations at New Ebenezer, Georgia and recovered a variety of revolutionary war-era artifacts.  Several cannon balls, musket balls, gun parts, and a 1722 Spanish Real coin were recovered.

Students learned the basics of metal detecting and their applications for different field conditions.  Survey grids were established and two person teams located and excavated their finds.  Artifacts were mapped in-place and a site distribution map was plotted using GPS instruments.

NCPTT wishes to acknowledge the LAMAR Institute and Connor Consulting for their collaboration and success of the workshop.  Photographs by Art Gibert, 2016.

Patrick Severts, April Beisaw, Peter Sittig, Wayne Harms

Patrick Severts, April Beisaw, Peter Sittig, Wayne Harms

Workshop class photo

Workshop class photo

Wrist plate from a Brown Bess musket

Wrist plate from a Brown Bess musket

Dan Elliot with artifacts

Dan Elliot with artifacts

Nick Wallace with a 3 pound cannonball

Nick Wallace with a 3 pound cannonball

Tad Britt and Christine Thompson

Tad Britt and Christine Thompson

1722 Spanish Real

1722 Spanish Real

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