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Evidence for the ca. 1764 earthen flooring was found in a remote corner of the cellar. The small section of the surviving 18-century floor was found by the archaeologists under a ca. 1901 poured concrete floor.  What the careful excavations revealed were approximately five thin layers of compacted earth.


The surviving ca. 1764 clay floor in the cellar. The white areas in layer G1 are pieces of lime that were mixed into the clay before it was compacted.