Archaeology at Barrett House
August 6, 2011
In anticipation of a drainage and barn stabilization project at Barrett House archaeologists are investigating the historic resources that might exist below the surface of the soil. Historic maps and photographs have been paired with drainage recommendations in order to see how former buildings, garbage piles, and cess pits might interact with the proposed work. This process can teach us about how the Barrett family used and interacted with the site. The results will help guide the final placement of the new drainage system so that it minimizes damage and disruption to the sensitive resources that might remain below the surface.
The entire project (archaeology, drainage, and structural stabilization) is partially funded through New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Please consider supporting this or other essential preservation projects by donating to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.