Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Searching for the War of 1812

Geophysical technicians Ed Eastaugh and Jean-François Millare of Western University have been on site at Fort Erie with Sustainable Archaeology's magnetic gradiometer and resistivity meter, searching for evidence of the War of 1812. The geophysical work is part of the field school excavation at the historic fort site, led by Dr. John Triggs of Wilfrid Laurier University. The excavation, which began May 14th and will conclude this week, has been focusing on the American defensive positions during the battle fought at the site in 1814.

To read more about the excavation, check out the WLU media release or the Toronto Star article featuring work at the site.

Left: Jean-Francois Millare of Western University uses the resistivity meter. Right: Jonathan Haxell of WLU uses the magnetic gradiometer.

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