Early January 2016. Frost on the ground, cold winds, and a dull sky aren’t usually the signs that lure you to spend a day outside. But ground that’s soft enough to dig? That’ll do! As the sun rose into the sky early that January morning, my coil was ready to scan the ground in hopes to unearth some long-lost treasures. While navigating through the corn stalk stubble, frosty yet muddy ground, and the periodic bone-chilling breeze I was able to rescue some great artifacts.
The day started out slow with me digging up a lot of modern trash, but soon heated up when I broke into the 1700s. It’s always a thrill to find Spanish silver from our Colonial Era!
While the day continued to be quiet overall, I did manage to find some other things in the fields: