Students at Brown University are diving beneath the ivy and into the dirt below as they excavate portions of the college, looking for historic artifacts and remnants of buildings. Ironically, they had to hold off on their excavation to locate the former president’s house because the university was inaugurating a new president. Students are currently excavating outside Hope College dorm:
This is part of an ongoing project, started in 2006. What a great class this must be. Students in the historical archaeology class here at my university are mapping where the original buildings (now gone) once stood. This really “brings archaeology home” in so many ways.