Sara Hertwig

October 10, 2022

Science and Technology

PHOTOS: Excavation of the Ninth Street Historic Park reaches the halfway mark

Students continue their archeological dig to uncover the legacy of displaced Aurarians.

Sara Hertwig

October 10, 2022

Throughout the fall semester, Anthropology students and professors from Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado Denver and Community College of Denver are excavating a site on the Ninth Street Historic Park to learn more about the people who originally resided there. So far, they’ve found pieces of an old structure, as well as pottery remnants. They learned about the presence of these remains through ground-penetrating radar.

See the full story, “Archaeological dig to help uncover legacy of displaced Aurarians.”

Students from MSU Denver and the Community College of Denver continue their archeological dig along the Ninth Street Historic Park on Auraria Campus, September 23, 2022. Photo by Sara Hertwig
Two MSU Denver students sift through a bucket of dirt, looking for artifacts uncovered during their dig. Photo by Sara Hertwig
A student marks off a site with string during the archeological dig along the Ninth Street Historic Park. Photo by Sara Hertwig
Students from MSU Denver and the Community College of Denver continue their archeological dig along the Ninth Street Historical Park on the Auraria Campus. Photo by Sara Hertwig
An archaeology student places dirt and grass into a bucket during the excavation of a site along the Ninth Street Historic Park. Photo by Sara Hertwig
Students from MSU Denver and the Community College of Denver continue their archeological dig along the Ninth Street Historic Park on the Auraria Campus. Photo by Sara Hertwig
An MSU Denver student points out a piece of an old structure uncovered during the excavation of a site along the Ninth Street Historic Park. Photo by Sara Hertwig
A student holds pieces of pottery that were uncovered during their excavation of a site along the Ninth Street Historic Park on the Auraria Campus. Photo by Sara Hertwig

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