According to the story:
The dig focuses on 5 acres of land known as the Beman Triangle, a historically significant African American community, enclosed by Vine Street, Cross Street and Knowles Avenue.
The project aims to find household items that will illuminate the daily lives of the area’s 19th century inhabitants…
Read more about the Beman Triangle archaeology project in this 2012 story in the Wesleyan magazine.
See the project’s website here.