Launching a new web site is always fun. www.mountvernonmidden.org is up and running, with much more content to come. Right now we just have a “construction” page, but we threw in a few teaser images.
The South Grove Midden (or trash pile) was excavated by archaeologists at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Virginia plantation along the Potomac River. The catalog includes more than 50,000 artifacts including ceramic and glass vessels, animal bones and seeds. We’ll be matching the finds with a database built from documentary information of Washington’s invoices and purchases.
As the site develops we’ll add a object of the week so you can start to see the some of the collections. We’ll be adding a blog for the site and you can follow progress on their Facebook page Mount Vernon’s Mystery Midden.
Please stay tuned!