Tuesday, October 21, 2008
When leaving a site, we have documentation and photographs of what we've done. However, it sometimes is easier to look at things on a digital level. Which is why we draft all of our drawings in AutoCAD to make it easier to put them together. The Aboriginal Locus is another example. Here is what the whole area looks like when all the plan views are put together. What we originally thought was a rectangular cellar is not so rectangular.The shaded area is the rubble fill layer that was exposed first in Unit 5. We expanded the whole area to try and find the boundary of the fill layer and now with this drawing we can see where we would need to dig further to find the outline. Unit 7 shows the post hole and mold that was found. On the east side of Unit 26 is another possible post hole and mold.
Obviously there was a building here and with what we know from the post mold feature in Unit 7, at one point it was a earthenfast building before a brick structure was built. Was that earlier building an Aboriginal dwelling that coincides with the Potomac Creek and Moyaone pottery found in the same units? This is a question I would love to know the answer to!