Sites by County, Harford (4)

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18HA148Harford Furnace  (63 features)

FeatureFeature Notes
18HA148 Compact LayerUnidentified compact layer. Strong brown, and flecked with charcoal in Area 1, Test Unit 10. Artifact count is unknown.
18HA148 Feature 100Demolition fill layer in west hearth. TPQ 1805.
18HA148 Feature 101Demolition fill layer in west hearth. TPQ 1820.
18HA148 Feature 103Displaced subsoil.
18HA148 Feature 104Demolition fill layer in west hearth.
18HA148 Feature 105Displaced subsoil.
18HA148 Feature 106Buried A horizon.
18HA148 Feature 107Demolition fill layer in west hearth.
18HA148 Feature 108Demolition fill layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 109Demolition layer within east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 111Roughly oval stain, hypothesized to be from a stair support.
18HA148 Feature 112Demolition layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 113Construction fill.
18HA148 Feature 115Buried A horizon.
18HA148 Feature 116Demolition layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 117Demolition fill layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 118Demolition fill layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 119Demolition fill layer in east hearth.
18HA148 Feature 120Relict creek bed, relatively short term primary refuse deposit. Probably associated with workman's house. Artifact count is sum of numerous lots.
18HA148 Feature 2Spillway/drainage trench. Merges into one with Feature 3.
18HA148 Feature 20 
18HA148 Feature 22/23Postmold/hole. Probably related to a wire fence.
18HA148 Feature 3Spillway/drainage trench. Merges into one with Feature 2.
18HA148 Feature 32/33Postmold/hole. Probable plank fence.
18HA148 Feature 34 
18HA148 Feature 36 
18HA148 Feature 37/38Postmold/hole. Probably related to a wire fence.
18HA148 Feature 39Top of 3 layers of privy fill. Had probably been cleaned out.
18HA148 Feature 40Appears to represent two boards set into Feature 41 (hole). Possibly represents privy substructure.
18HA148 Feature 41Very shallow, subrectangular hole. Possibly related to privy superstructure.
18HA148 Feature 45 
18HA148 Feature 47 
18HA148 Feature 55/43Postmold/hole. Probable plank fence.
18HA148 Feature 57Middle of 3 distinct layers of privy fill. Privy was probably cleaned out.
18HA148 Feature 58/17Postmold/hole. Probable plank fence.
18HA148 Feature 61One of three discrete lithic concentrations. Interpreted to be waste material from dressing fieldstones for house foundation. No artifact count, lithic waste only.
18HA148 Feature 62One of three discrete lithic concentrations. Interpreted to be waste material from dressing fieldstones for house foundation. Not artifact count, lithics only.
18HA148 Feature 63One of three discrete lithic concentrations. Interpreted to be waste material from dressing fieldstones for house foundation.
18HA148 Feature 65 
18HA148 Feature 66 
18HA148 Feature 67 
18HA148 Feature 69/19, 75Postmold/hole and area of bioturbation (Feature 75, interpreted as being part of Feature 19) Probable plank fence.
18HA148 Feature 70Bottom layer of three distinct layers of privy fill. Privy had probably been cleaned out.
18HA148 Feature 71 
18HA148 Feature 72 
18HA148 Feature 73 
18HA148 Feature 74 
18HA148 Feature 77 
18HA148 Feature 78/30, 79, 80, 81One replacement postmold/hole complex with appearance earlier replaced Features 79, 80, and 81. Probable plank fence. TPQ and MCD for each feature component are as follows: Replacement postmold Feature 78, TPQ 1820, MCD 1855.31 and Posthole Feature 30 TPQ 1830, MCD 1851.5. Earlier post feature. 79 TPQ 1820, MCD 1855, feature 80 TPQ 1830, MCD 1850.5, and F81 no TPQ or MCD.
18HA148 Feature 82/84Postmold/hole. Probably related to a wire fence.
18HA148 Feature 86 
18HA148 Feature 88Artifact count unknown.
18HA148 Feature 89 
18HA148 Feature 91/92Postmold/hole, possible associated with north-south fenceline. Probably a wire fence.
18HA148 Feature 94/95Postmold/hole. Probable plank fence. No artifact count.
18HA148 House FoundationMortared fieldstone foundation with H-shaped central chimney with two hearths. Possible two-celled industrial workers' complex. Overall size approximately 16'x32'.
18HA148 RacewayOne test unit was placed across the remnants of the former raceway for the furnace. Artifact count unknown, slag only.
18HA148 Retaining WallExtant remnant of retaining wall related to foundry store. Cleaned and recorded only, no subsurface excavation.
18HA148 Slag RoadInvestigated through excavation of 3 test units. Artifact count unknown.
18HA148 Stone StepsExtant stone steps related to foundry store. Cleared and recorded only, no subsurface testing.
18HA148 Test Unit 11 PostholePossibly related to furnace workers' houses. Artifact count unknown.
18HA148 Test Unit 3/14 Stone FeatureUnidentified layer of irregularly shaped stones. Artifact count unknown.
18HA148 Test Unit 5 PostholePossibly related to furnace workers' horses. Artifact count unknown.

18HA167Hickory  (4 features)

FeatureFeature Notes
18HA167 Feature 1Dense concentration of medium to large pieces of bedrock within a natural depression/ditch. Probably the result of clearing for agricultural purposes. Included re-deposited prehistoric artifacts. Artifact count is 24+.
18HA167 Feature 2Cluster of metal fragments at base of Feature 1. Decayed can lid or pipe.
18HA167 Locus AArtifact locus in the southern half of site. Included steatite concentration later determined to be natural. 790 prehistoric artifacts recovered from Locus A & B combined.
18HA167 Locus BPrehistoric and historic artifact locus in central portion of site. Recovery of 19th century ceramics leads to a skewed MCD of 1819. Locus includes historic Features 1 & 2. 790 prehistoric artifacts recovered from Locus A & B combined.

18HA176Bishop  (4 features)

FeatureFeature Notes
18HA176 Feature 302Shallow swale or erosional feature filled with landscaping and construction/domestic debris. (Area 2)
18HA176 QuarrySmall quarry, 1.5 x 3.0 meters, from which granite was removed within Area 1.
18HA176 RoadbedThe former road bed of Darlington Road, within Area 1.
18HA176 Sheet MiddenDisturbed sheet midden near E.M. Allen House (Area 2). *Sheet midden was not given artifact number. 693 artifacts were recovered from Area 2 around standing house.

18HA249Archer  (1 feature)

FeatureFeature Notes
18HA249 Feature 3-01Ambiguous feature, possible base of prehistoric or historic feature truncated by plowing or plow scar edge or animal burrow.

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