2016 Excavations at the Rutherford B. H. Yates House Site

Summer 2016 Field Methods for Archaeology in Historic Freedman’s Town, 4th Ward, Rutherford B. H. Yates House Site, Houston. This website offers a glimpse into the area, the fieldwork, and remarkable 360 videos of students and professors working together. The site is a collaboration between HCC Central's Curriculum Innovation Center, HCC's Anthropology Department, and Digital Communications' intern Riz Virata.



The Excavations at the Rutherford B. H. Yates House Site is a training excavation run by the Archaeology Department of Houston Community College. Since 2012, HCC archaeology students, under the guidance of professor Scotty Moore, Ph.D., and Robert Marcom, M.A. R.P.A., have been investigating the historic Freedmen's Town neighborhood, also known as Houston's Fourth Ward.  

The Summer class of 2016 participated in this learning experience, gaining knowledge on techniques such as excavation, geophysical and topographic survey, field walking, and post-excavation processing. 

To learn more about future excavation projects, contact professor Scotty Moore or professor Robert Marcom

Click on the building marker for information.