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    These are some of the artifacts found during archaeological excavations last week at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    The covered pits where the palisade will be replaced soon at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    Workers start digging in three new pits as Stephanie Thibodeau, right, sifts the dirt they’ve removed to look for artifacts during archaeological excavations last week at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    Ed Murphy, left, and Lee Cranmere note the depth of the last pit before covering it with boards during archaeological excavations last week at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    This clay smoking pipe with a “TD” maker’s mark was found during archaeological excavations last week at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    Looking down into a pit shows the line of 1754 palisade found during archaeological excavations at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    Johnston map illustration of Fort Western

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    Workers break ground for three pits near the garden as archaeological excavations continue last week at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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