Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 6: Monday, Monday

Our return to work this week involved finishing plotting the site grid and refining the definition of the site. We had a minor equipment failure when the battery ran out for the total station. While the battery charged, the crew worked on better defining the south and east ends of the main settlement area. Crew members also delineated the outlying settlements in greater detail. The unusually high temperatures continued, but that did not deter the crew. We did, however, enjoy being in the cool recesses of the lab. Each student worked on establishing the topic for their Archaeology Day poster exhibit at the end of June at the Fairgrounds in Cherokee, North Carolina. Students also continued to classify the unanalyzed ceramics from previous fieldwork in the region.

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