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    How to Hunt Cellars?

    I found a cellar on my relics site! It was in the woods covered with poison Ivy, during the 'green months', so I didn't see it. But even now I know I'll have to be very careful hunting it, because there's ivy all around it! I've never hunted a cellar so feel free to give tips and advice (any good ideas for the poison ivy appreciated too)!
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    I'm excited by the mystery of the history!

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    When I hunt cellar holes, I usually start close, as that is where the highest concentration of relics is. Gridding the site is the best way to find the most.
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    I haven't hunted cellar holes for a long time but they are fun and a great place to find buttons. I found some cellar holes of small homes burned by the British in 1814 in the months before burning the White House. The inside corners had more soil piled up and it helped to scrape that material out with a trowel in the manner of an archaeological dig. If it was on my own property, I'd use a shaker table.

    Long sleeves and gloves and best for poison ivy but of course, then you get one of those hairy vines hit you in the face - so much for preparation... Wash up promptly with soaps that remove the poison ivy resin. I use a fels naptha laundry soap bar in the shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTColonialDigger View Post
    When I hunt cellar holes, I usually start close, as that is where the highest concentration of relics is. Gridding the site is the best way to find the most.
    So, is there any special way or area of the cellar to be sure to hunt? Can you tell me, is it only a few feet deep because the (sod?) roof likely caved-in and is now on the floor, or etc?
    I'm excited by the mystery of the history!

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    I donít know anyone who actually finds anything inside the actual hole. Even the area directly around the foundation is difficult to hunt because of the huge amount of iron from nails from walls and roofs that have collapsed. About 3í away to 25í is the hot area. Then look where the well is, where the horse carriage who drop people off, flat areas where the kids would play. I also bring a pack of Clorox type wipes with me and I wipe down every hour when messing with poison ivy. Good luck

 

 

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