We had a great day at the site today. Everyone spent the first half of they day troweling, while another group took off for some mapping and more profiling.
It was slightly disheartening to learn that the dark stains in the Block 1 area were actually plow scars instead of potential structure walls like we had originally thought. That didn't stop us! Not even a moment later and our dear ol' buddy Adam noticed what could have been corners to the structure we've been looking for.
Once we got the back dirt piles moved it was back to our units to finish out the day with troweling. At the end of the day we even made a new spider friend! Seems like every day we find more and more wildlife that would make little children scream. We also find more roots that make archaeology students scream.
Back at Camp everyone breaks into groups to do assigned tasks. The most important one for the actual archaeological field school is artifact washing. Here Adam tells everyone to toss out all the pebbles and charcoal we painstakingly made sure to put into the artifact bags.
Tune in tomorrow everyone! More adventures to come from 34MC1030!!
Nick Wood, Sara Bagley, Stefanie Matthews, and Trey Dunagan