View Full Version : Historical Dig in San Francisco

12-04-2008, 11:35 AM
I found this website about some San Francisco diggings. Some really interesting stuff here, I thought some of you would enjoy it.


12-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Very nice and interesting site



01-08-2009, 04:03 PM
I was actually diggin' there at the time and very well remember the Niantic, as well as other "Downtown Digs". We travelled to Oyster Point, Candlestick Point, Sierra POoint and other sites where construction fill was dumped. Whooee, there were a lot of great bottles uncovered!

01-08-2009, 04:22 PM
man oh man, that's the stuff dreams are made of. I've heard about digs like these where diggers from all around would swoop in and "everyone" would leave happy. I can only hope that something like that will come along again and I can join in on the fun.

01-08-2009, 09:38 PM
yeah, I woulda loved to have been in on that one!

If anyone knows, was the Niantic the ship that a New London flask was found on? I know that a new London did turn up out there on one of the digs and the Niantic sailed from New London. In fact the Niantic were a coastal indiginous people from the area between The connecticut river and Kingston RI. New London was founded after a war with the Nihantic. It is one of the few towns in New England from the colonial era that was not bought or given to the whites, and was actually won in battle... Still do not know what to think about that, is it better to have aquired the land through war or thivery?

01-09-2009, 01:36 PM
war or thivery

At least nobody dies in thivery, although being pushed aside, driven possibly thousands of miles away, or driven to starvation/poverty might be worse then dying in batte.

01-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Id rather die at home defending it I think... loosing the land in a battle is far better then it being stolen, at least on the part of the settlers. There is some honer in the land having been fought over.

The battle for the town is known as the massacre of the Nehantic by some historians, and it is said that New London carries a curse because of it....

Not all towns and cites in American were ill gained, the city of Norwich, north of new London was granted to a few settlers by the chief of the Mohegan, Uncas. The settlers had helped Uncas in his fight against the Pequot and saved his life. In return he gifted the entire area that is now the city to them.