Our former co-host, Kimberli Fitzgerald, is pursuing a degree in archaeology to enhance the historic preservation services the City of Salem provides. When Public Works crews encounter potential historic artifacts while performing construction or maintenance projects, the work must be postponed while the State Archaeologist from the State Historic Preservation Office reviews and documents the site. Having a registered archaeologist on the City’s staff should provide for a more efficient process, especially in the initial planning phase. Listen to what she discovered while participating in a recent archaeological dig–right here in Salem!