|Fort hosts archaeologist|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 16 April 2013 08:53|
PERRYSBURG - Archaeologist Bill Pickard will present "A Tale of Two Horses: The Horse Burials at Fort Meigs" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Meigs visitor center.
The presentation is free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the fort's Sixty Years War for the Great Lakes Series.
In the early 2000s, Fort Meigs was shut down to undergo a rebuilding of the reconstructed fort and the building of a new visitor center. An archaeological study was conducted as part of the project. During the study the burial site of two horses was discovered, the first of its kind on a War of 1812 battlefield. Pickard, the lead archaeologist on the study, will explain how the horses came to be discovered, what that tells us about the battle, and quite possibly to whom the horses may have belonged.
Pickard has been involved in archaeology for nearly 30 years and has done extensive fieldwork on a wide variety of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. For more information on this and all of the events at Fort Meigs call (800) 283-8916 or visit online at www.fortmeigs.org
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