Dig Underway at Fayette Site

Jun 21, 2019

Anthropology majors are lending a hand and gaining field experience this summer.

archaeology dig

Brandon Toth cleans artifacts from the Fayette County site.


An archaeological dig is underway this summer near the Fayette County (Pa.) Historical Society. Students from Cal U, under the direction of Dr. John Nass, a retired anthropology professor at Cal U, are uncovering the site of the Green Tree Tavern, a log house built in the late 18th or early 19th century. Cearra Mihal, a junior anthropology major, and Brandon Toth, a sophomore anthropology major, are among those participating in the dig. Buttons, thimbles and pottery shards are some of the items being unearthed. The site may also be the original location of the National Road, according to the historical society’s Facebook page.

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