Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday results

Jim found a building. It made him happy. That's what it's all about.

Everyone went wooo when we found a 2 inch long quartz side notched point in Scott's cemetery area.

We moved Scott's team to a new area; a second Native American cluster based on our shovel test pits. There we found quite a bit of Late 1800s material in the upper areas; a woman's brooch, a decorative buckle, and a latch for a jewelry box.

It seemed like a day for clothing artifacts. In Anne's midden feature we recovered a straight pin. Another one came from Pete's area.

In Pete's area we removed 75 pounds of brick and 20 pounds of mortar from a single unit. We think we have defined an end chimney for a building there. I am still hoping to get under that demolition debris to find the source of the Native American artifacts we continue to find.

The work day was shortened by an ASM board meeting, a soils workshop, and an ASM barbeque.

Anne and the interns rescued a turtle. Then Anne challened Dan to an arm wrestling match. Clearly Anne didn't work hard enough today. Pictures and video to follow.

April M. Beisaw

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