Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Field Session Finds

So we have done our excavation, washing and cataloging of artifacts is ongoing, and now the analysis and report writing can start to take shape. Probably one of the least known aspects of this process is the photographing of artifacts for not only the report but also for presentations and lectures. Today I am spending the day trying different techniques with my digital camera to get some pictures of artifacts to use in our final report and also for a slide show presentation this weekend. Below you will see some of the photographs I have taken so far. There will be more to come.

Glass tableware stem pieces recovered from Unit 11 in the "Native American" site.

Aboriginal pottery found in Unit 11 in the "Native American" site.

North Italian slipware, Chinese porcelain, and Combed slipware from Unit 5 in the "Native American" site.

Trade bead found in Unit 13 in the "Centennial Hotel" site.

I am using a Sony "point and shoot" digital camera with an optical and digital zoom along with a photo box in a well lit area to get a close enough and detailed picture of the artifacts. I will post more of our photographic collection as we start to do more detailed analysis of the field session.

Iam heading to NY today to celebrate the 4th of July and my grandmother's 90th Birthday. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

Remember, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lab at the Maryland Historical Trust for artifact cleaning and cataloging.


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