Building n (Wash House) & 1809 Stone House
Things you need to know about Building n (Wash House) & the 1809 Stone House before you use the data:
- Measurements are in feet and tenths of feet.
- Pi-Sunyer did not use screens for artifact recovery. Kelso did not use screens for artifact recovery, but carefully hand-troweled the site. Kern used 1/4-inch mesh screens for artifact recovery.
- Pi-Sunyer used a parallel and cross-trench method, digging two long 2-foot wide trenches running parallel to Mulberry Row with short, perpendicular cross-trenches that intersected the long trenches at varying intervals. His trenches were backfilled and in many cases later identified and reexcavated by Kelso. The artifacts Pi-Sunyer recovered are not cataloged with the project at this time.
- Kelso primarily used the Wheeler-box excavation method where 8-by-8 foot quadrats were excavated within a 10-by-10 foot grid, leaving 2-foot balks standing to reveal site stratigraphy. Balks were subsequently excavated as 2-by-8 foot or 2-by-6 foot units. Kelso's initial excavations across the area were done in 10-by-4 foot quadrats aimed at uncovering the remains of an 1809 paling fence that separated Mulberry Row from the Jefferson family vegetable garden. Quadrats inside the masonry walls of the 1809 Stone House are of variable dimensions presumably because of the spatial contraints of working withing the foundation.
- In the DAACS database, the 1809 Stone House project, which includes Building n and the 1809 Stone House, is designated as Project "112". Artifact ID numbers for artifacts associated with the project therefore begin with the 112 prefix.