Dig In Bisbee Finds More Than Peanuts And Cracker Jack

Published: Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:12pm
Updated: Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:21pm

(Photo courtesy of Robert Schon)
Robert Schon and his team excavating along left field at Warren Ballpark.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Schon)
Part of a bottle of Purity Soda found at Warren Ballpark.

The 2017 baseball season is now history, as the Astros beat the Dodgers in the World Series. But, there’s a different kind of history being discovered at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee.

A team led by archaeologist Robert Schon is doing an excavation at the park, which dates back to 1909 — to get a sense of what life was like for the fans who took themselves out to the ballgame over the past century-plus.

Schon is an associate professor of Archaeology at the University of Arizona.

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