Archaeologists have uncovered the foundations of 100-year-old row houses, along with artifacts including children’s toys, at the site of the state’s new history museum in downtown Denver.
The seven row houses, built between 1890 and 1904, extended along the north side of East 12th Avenue between Lincoln Street and Broadway. Artifacts found in the cellars include fine-diningware, silverware, porcelain dolls and some liquor bottles still containing alcohol. A few bones were found in one cellar, but they were of a puppy and not human.
“Now we’re trying to make the link from archaeology to anthropology; from bricks and mortar to domestic activities and economic conditions,” said Steve Dominguez, senior archaeologist with RMC Consultants, hired by the Colorado Historical Society.
At least they won’t have to travel very far. I wonder what they’re going to do with the foundation walls? Also, they located them through GPR, although it was kind of used as ground-truthing from other maps and such.