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Neff & Gampp Cheese Factory Site Archaeology

The Neff & Gampp Cheese Factory site was first recorded during a Phase 1B reconnaissance survey conducted in October 2004.  Archaeological testing included the excavation of a series of fifteen ~35 cm diameter shovel test pits (STPs) aligned at 15 m (50 ft) intervals across the site.  This testing resulted in the recovery of 143 artifacts from six of the STPs.  Cultural materials included food related artifacts, architectural materials, hygiene/medicine items, evidence of energy sources and modern debris.

A Phase 2 Site examination followed in 2007.  The archaeological testing strategy consisted of forty-six 50 x 50 cm (1.64 x 1.64 ft) STPs, aligned along 8 transects at a 5 m (16 ft) interval.  These were followed by the excavation of a total of eighteen 1 x 1 m (3.3 x 3.3 ft) TUs in and around MDS 81’s exposed foundation pit.

Please also see:

NEFF & GAMPP CF SITE – MATERIAL CULTURE
NEFF & GAMPP CF SITE – FEATURES
NEFF & GAMPP CF SITE – INTERPRETATION