Almost two weeks of archeological research in Fort Halifax Park may have confirmed some of the fort’s original footprint, it was announced today (June 25).
Evidence uncovered during the ‘‘dig’’ points to what appears to be the fort’s southeast segment, according to Dr. Jonathan Burns of the Juniata College Cultural Research Institute, who is overseeing the expedition.
‘‘We believe we are standing inside the original fort,’’ Burns told assembled news media Friday as work continued in the field north of the park’s barn and outbuildings.
The findings are seen as significant toward the possible future discovery of the fort’s foundation and walls, as well as the other parts of the inside floor.
More information will be published in the Sentinel’s Jun 29 issue, along with a feature story in July.