Historical Sangamo Town

ISAS Archaeologists Dig in Historical Sangamo Town

Robert Mazrim led excavations at Sangamo Town site from October 19–28.  Crew from the American Bottom Field Station and the Western Field Station who participated in the dig were: Robert Hickson, Tamira Brennan, Dwayne Scheid, Robert McCullough, Thomas Loebel, Dan Smith, Sarah Scattersgood, Tom Crapnell, Jennifer Goldman, and Kristen Donahue. Terry McLennand also visited the site with legislative aides from Springfield. Sangamo town excavations expands on the small test units from 20 years ago that verified the town’s preservation, and is employing traditional excavation methods alongside non-invasive remote sensing equipment to “look beneath the ground” and map the remnants of the well-preserved lost town.