Visit to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: Part 2
After viewing the windows, Father Sanderfoot and I drove over to the church graveyard where Scott Lawrence of Grave Concerns and James Gibb of Gibb Archaeological Consulting were continuing to search for the circa 1661 Jesuit Chapel. This was the second excavation in the graveyard. The full report for the May dig can be read here: http://bit.ly/RfTAa7 . The report for the August dig isn’t available yet but will likely be posted on the Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc.’s blog.
I was warmly received by the crew who were working on two excavation units a few feet apart. It was a great opportunity to learn about the archaeological site and to see what they were uncovering. I’ll be posting a series of six photos with description of what I saw and learned during my visit to the site.