Check out the Northern Kentucky Tribune's story on the Parker Academy project : http://www.nkytribune.com/2016/06/nkus-study-of-parker-academy-excavation-site-draws-attention-to-collaborations-critical-social-issues
Clams or freshwater mussels from the Ohio River were found in unit JJ54, 20 centimeters below the surface. These were likely used as food by the boys and men occupying the men's dorm at the Academy. We have also found some clams that were used to make buttons.
So much fill and overburden where the Parker Academy school house used to be. We decided to bring a mini backhoe out to dig through the push pile and try to find intact deposits; dare I ask for a portion of the school house foundation that wasn't robbed and recycled in the 20th century? #historicalarchaeology#ohioarchaeology#backhoe#toomuchdarnfill