About the Digs

Excavation unit H724
 HYAP 2007. Unit H724. Profile E. 11/15/07

Excavation mapFor archaeologists, context is everything. The spatial relationship among soil layers underground is called "stratigraphy." As we excavate we ask: Where did an artifact come from? How deep was it? In what kind of soil was it found? With what other objects was it found?

Explore the stratigraphy of excavation unit H724, located in Harvard Yard near what is today Matthews Hall, the presumed location of the Indian College in the seventeenth century. The hole measured 1 x 1 x 1.66 m deep.











Unit H724 Visible Soil Zones
























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