|The Nolichucky River|
The purpose of archaeological survey is to understand the spatial pattern of the site by making a map of the topography and artifact distributions. This mapping creates a record of the relationship between cultural features and significant environmental factors. It is important to accurately relate archaeological sites to natural or cultural landmarks in order to accurately record changes in the topography.
We toiled for a few hours only to retreat back to our cabins fleeing from an approaching storm. Farewell my comrades in archaeology!