We also had two other visitors today, Dr. Paul Minnis and Dr. Pat Gilman, both archaeology professors at The University of Oklahoma. They drove four hours from Norman to observe the work that we have been doing over the past month. They also brought along a few bags of delicious, cold sodas! Thanks guys!
|Scott and Elsbeth preparing for a photo|
With only a few days left of work, it is crunch time. Everyone is working very quickly (but still accurately, of course) to finish out our last week. Thursday will be spent back filling, and Scott had the wonderful idea to be productive by screening our loose dirt over the unused units to speed up the process.
|Kevin Logan taking full advantage of our new screening location|
|Nick Wood displays the point found in the balk|
Truet Hinson, Richard Jaggers, and Justin Anderson clean and map profiles in Block 3.
By this point, we have almost reached subsoil in all the units. The depth of the units have been increasing with shoveling and troweling all through field school and we are hoping that all the information Elsbeth wanted will be revealed by the end of the week. There will be extensive lab work and research once the site has been excavated, but most of that will be in the air conditioning!
Eileen Schaumleffle, Mike Carlock, Justin Anderson, Bridgett Kiefer