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In our last week of field school, we had quite a few visitors; open house was a fantastic success, with at least fifty people showing up throughout the day. The day after that, members of the LAS came for a tour around the site. It was really interesting to hear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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According to Dr. Mann's highly technical analysis, we have had faience out the wazoo during this field school. Which, in layman's terms, means LOTS AND LOTS. Even us highly excitable students were becoming jaded by the end of the school. Not that we weren't thrilled any time we found anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Although I am by no means an expert yet, I'm finally beginning to feel like I have a decent grasp of archaeological skills and techniques. The only thing I haven't tried yet is digging test pits, and most importantly, pitching dirt! Ok, maybe that's not the MOST important thing, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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Well, much as I was hoping for clear skies, we got rained out again this morning. It's kind of a pain, as it keeps us from getting a full day's worth of work done. That said, it will be nice to sit down and go through what we've recovered so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
Friday morning we got rained out. We had just gotten the flooded units mostly bailed out, and were just beginning to get into the rhythm of the day when it started coming down, and HARD. It's a frustrating position to be in; we all get so excited to see what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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We're beginning to find some really impressive stuff. Last week my group found the largest piece of faience from the site so far! It seems the further go, the larger our artifacts get, and it's been really exciting to see more and more complete pieces. We're all looking forward to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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I found a tooth! We had been finding lots of bone in TU6, and a couple of cow or horse teeth, but this one appears to be human. Not that I'm a tooth expert or anything. In fact, I am so much not a tooth expert that for five minutes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
I am sleep deprived, sunburned and sore all over, and I love it. This is my first time out in the field, so I had very little idea of what to expect. As much as I was looking forward to this dig, I had no idea how just how exciting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Archaeology at Galveztown
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