Student investigates history by examining old carved up trees6/2/2012
Archeology PhD student Chantel Summerfield, said to be the only expert in "arborglyphs" (carvings made in tree trunks), has found a U.S. WWII soldier's remembrance from 1945. G.I. Frank Fearing's tree carving, mentioning his wife Helen, on England's Salisbury Plain accompanies decades worth of soldiers' carvings, almost always including their names and the names of their wives or sweethearts. Summerfield recently tracked down and sent a picture of the carving to Helen Fearing, which she received not long before her death. Summerfield's research of arborglyphs has uncovered soldiers' carvings dating from as early as 1908.U.S.
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