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Beginning Days: Sarah Boston Farmstead Site

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Photo by Gerrit Vyn

Things are up and running at the Sarah Boston Site and we have enjoyed being in the woods on these beautiful sunny days. Our resident Scarlet Tanager, who visits us every year at the Sarah Boston Site, has come early and joined us for lunch on a few occasions.

We’ve set our sights on some achievable goals for the season. We’ll be doing a small amount of work in the foundation itself: creating some large profile drawings and working on a nearby feature. But most of our efforts will be directed toward a broad scale exploration of the farmstead area. We’d like to be sure that we’ve sampled each of the zones around the house carefully, in the event that the barn or the earlier pre-1750 dwelling is nearby. With the help of Dr. Steinberg, we’ve established a strategy that assures us that the 30m perimeter around the house has been evenly sampled. We begin work on these units on Monday. Stay tuned for updates!

Miles screening.

Dr. Steinberg and crew members locate the new units using the laser transit.

Katherine updates paperwork.

by: Heather Law Pezzarossi

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  1. Aw!! That scarlet tanager used to visit back in 2007. Awesome that he is still hanging around! Good luck this season

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