American Digger Vol. 18, Issue 1
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In this issue:
The Forgotten Outpost
Thanks to a group of detectorists, more is now known about the area near Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Not only did this team uncover numerous artifacts, but they also took the time to photograph and document the location of each find.
By Ian McAtee
Keeping it in the Family
Just finding the engraved silver artifact itself was amazing. But once its personal connection with the digger was realized, it became an item that was destined to stay in the family.
By Chip Kirkpatrick
A “Window” into Early Virginia History
The excavation of colonial-era trash pits can provide layers of history and a glimpse into life in the 17th century. But sometimes those glimpses are bigger than expected; sometimes it is an actual window.
By Bill Dancy
Without any context, Civil War relics are just cool antiques. With context, they transform into actual history with a story to tell. For instance, what could the relics found on a small lot in Gettysburg really mean?
By Pete Schichtel
Digstock 2021: Chazy, NY
The name Digstock is fast becoming synonymous with well-organized and successful detecting events. This one, held in Chazy, New York during the weekend of October 9-10, 2021, proved to be one of the best hunts yet for colonial artifacts.
By Allyson Cohen
DIV 50: A Red Dirt Milestone
Since March 2004, Diggin’ in Virginia organized Civil War relic hunts have been regularly held, mostly in the hot grounds of Culpeper. This time, the hunt was expanded to a full week at multiple sites.
By Hugh Campbell