Volunteers Help Uncover Archaeological Artifacts at Bowerman Homestead Site

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Morning briefing on archaeological artifact searching and documentation.

On September 18, 2015 Peter Schmidt, a Forest Service Archaeologist,  led a group of volunteers in search of historical artifacts around the Bowerman homestead area. The group used metal detectors to locate the artifacts. Many items were uncovered including an axe head, square nails, bolts, colored glass possibly from old medicine bottles, and horse drawn wagon parts. The volunteers had hoped to determine the precise location of the house from a pattern of historic nails left after the home burned in 1929, but no clear pattern was uncovered.