Archaeology at the Fugitive Slave Chapel Site
About Archaeology on the Fugitive Slave Chapel site
Archaeology was underway in May 2013 at the site of the Fugitive Slave Chapel. Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc. conducted the archaeology assessment with the help of public archaeology volunteers. TMHC has a passion for, and experience in early black history archaeology in Ontario and were considered a good fit for this local project.
Much of the material found on the site were from the 19th century, ranging from buttons and nails to animal bones, bottles, and ceramics.
Learn more about the initial phases of the Chapel Site project and the working relationships among the archaeologists as they conducted the archaeology assessment and recovered thousands of artifacts in the interview with Darryl Dann, amember of London Advisory Committee and volunteer assistant field director with Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants.
Links from the archaeological assessment phase:
London Free Press “Digging for London history” May 2, 2013
London Community News “Digging up the dirt on history” May 3, 2013
Daryl shares some of his favorite artifacts from the Chapel Hill site.