Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Having fun water screening

The first half of the day was devoted to finishing up poster presentations for Cherokee on Thursday. These presentations are important in showing what information about the material culture and the landscape in the Greene County, Tennessee.

After lunch, rather than going to the site to work, we did some more water screening up at the Ernest residence. This time the weather was better suited for it; sunny and warm. Since it was warm we all decided to have a bit of fun and wear bikini tops. We split into two groups, each doing separate units so that we could get through the soil bags that have been collected. What we did was each unit and lot number was washed on fine mesh screen to find materials that weren’t found on the dry screen. All the material that did not go through the screen was collected along with the tag for the bag onto trays so that later sorting can be done. The soil bag was washed as well so that all the soil is off it.

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