A collection of artifacts from the Arms Group of the 2011-2012 archaeological digs at Fort Hawkins. Two lead balls of the fort occupation era can be seen. LN854 was recovered near the South Palisade wall. It is a 65.1 caliber ball exhibiting no evidence of firing. LN1001, recovered from the northwest blockhouse vicinity, exhibits evidence of impact. A cut led bullet, LN878, dates to the Woolfolk Plantation or Civil War era. Two other artifacts shown are of interest and were found along the West Palisade. LN835 is a complete French blade-type gunflint and LN838 is a brass cannon friction primer of the Civil War era.
Reference: Elliott, Daniel, Luke, Matthew, & O'Steen, Lisa. 2013. Pentagon of the South: 2011 & 2012 Excavations at Fort Hawkins. LAMAR Institute Publication Series, Report Number 185.
Archaeology at Fort Hawkins
Although there have been various archaeological events at Fort Hawkins throughout the years, the most significant was in 2005. Dan Elliott and his team of professionals from the LAMAR Institue began their first session of digging at Fort Hawkins.
Pictures of the November 2005 dig at the Fort!
Pictures of the June 2006 dig!
Pictures of the November 2006 dig at the Fort!
Pictures of the October 2007 dig!
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