Seems ironic, doesn't it?
In point of fact, the entire area that's been "reconstructed" was thoroughly gone over by an archaeological team before the groundswork was done. Some of you may remember them being onsite during last year's event. Up where the rose gardens were (between the House and the Monument), they completely unexpectedly found the remains of a First Nations settlement dating to 1400AD. Thousands of artifacts, and a site completely untouched since it was abandoned 600 years ago. How cool is that?
On more sombre note, the decision to stop allowing firepits at the Battlefield House had as much to do with irresponsible people who repeatedly left firepits open, and in several cases with large fires burning, when they pulled out on Sunday, several years running, as it had to do with archaeology. I know whereof I speak -- as the last person onsite one year, I put out four fires, one of which had flames a good three feet high -- in the pouring rain. Seriously not cool.:S
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "westhouse03" <westhouse@...> wrote:
> Hmmm. After all those years of NOT being able to DIG a firepit and they go and REALLY DIG UP the ground? Hmmmm.