From the location of the building and from one artifact — a fragment of porcelain — they believe the cabin belonged to an officer. Another dig is planned for next summer, during which time they will focus on what they believe to be the remnants of a trash pile, or midden.
”We are in an officer’s hut. Wouldn’t it be incredible of we were in Zebulon Pike’s hut?” Herkalo said, barely containing his excitement.
”From a historical perspective, the trash midden is the gold mine. I can’t wait.”