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Environmental & Archeological Studies

At the same time the exterior work was being done on the house, an environmental study was conducted. No major environmental problems were identified but large amounts of refuse and debris were removed to clear remnants of previous ownership of the property.

The State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Survey Division, was recruited to conduct an extensive survey of the entire property. During Phase One of a three phase project, archaeologists unearthed hundreds of artifacts, including evidence of prehistoric habitation. This investigation has helped to define the next phase of the project, currently underway, which includes the expansion of the archaeological excavation work and the use of ground penetrating radar to identify possible building foundations and other areas deserving of further attention.
The arrangement of buildings on the property in 1815-1825 is also being researched by a professional landscape architect and a historical research consultant. Research into documentation of homes and farms of the period is being conducted to determine the type, size and approximate location of outbuildings that would have existed on this property. Reconstruction of these buildings will then be initiated to more accurately represent the Hull farmstead.