Found Underground

Found Underground (HMDXL)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.448', W 77° 43.809'

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The ground around you hides the remains of the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Beneath the surface archeologists discovered walls, floors, pipes, and the base of a massive 90-foot chimney. As the team slowly and painstakingly excavated small pits throughout the site, the uncovered over 28,000 artifacts - some in almost pristine condition - providing a glimpse into the past.

Artifacts found her include (clockwise): a bone-handled toothbrush, and apothecary's weight, a carved pipe bowl, a file modified into a wrench, printer type, and a lice comb.

National Park Service archeologists began their excavation in 2005, exposing corners, floors and doorways of the Warehouse and the Smith Forging Shop. They later refilled the pits to preserve the site.

Archeologists found this fragment of ceramic (above). It is identified by its maker's mark, which matches an 1827 English plate commemorating the founding of the B&O Railroad.
Year Placed2009
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264656 N 4356301
Decimal Degrees39.32413333, -77.73015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.448', W 77° 43.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 26.88" N, 77° 43' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118-198 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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