On Tuesday nights I will often wait until I have watched The Curse of Oak Island before I write my blog post. I want to see if something exciting has been found and whether I want to write something.
The seal has letters and symbols which could provide more information of where it came from and when it was used. Once more is known about the seal it may prove very significant.
Update: See the comments for more information. A similar seal was found in Jamestown, so this may give a clue on the time when it was used.
Update 2: See also Oak Island Lead Seal Thoughts for more information and thoughts.
They also found a fully intact pottery base of what could be creamware. This type of pottery was first produced in the 1740’s in Staffordshire. The base was found along the road leading from the swamp, and could provide more information about when it was in use.
This scene brought back memories of working on a dig in Israel where we would find many pottery bases. However, they were three thousand years older.
This week they also did a survey of bore holes and wells by taking water samples. They were looking to see what elements were found in the bottom of the holes. As the show came to a close they revealed that significant amounts of Zinc and Copper along with Silver were found in three of the holes.
Update: I went back and re-watched this section to see if I could piece together data from the map and spreadsheet to determine the location of the holes. Two of the three holes with significant amounts of Zinc and Copper were in the Money Pit area. They were also the only holes tested there. The third hole is by itself to the southeast of the Money Pit.
Does this point to treasure? We will probably have to wait until next year to find out.
The preview for the next episode mentioned that it is the Season Finale, so I am sure we will hear about something exciting that will have us looking forward to the next season.
One of the things you hear in the preview is that there is evidence of treasure.
What will it be?
Next year may be very exciting based on some of the things they have already talked about doing during the next season. They have also had a long off season to do more research.
I am not sure when they begin their work, but they may already be working again on Oak Island. If not, they are surely staging equipment for the season.
I am looking forward to the final episode of the season after viewing this one.