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Life in the Pits

IMG_3214My life is in the pits.  Archaeological pits, that is.  For now, we are excavating, my oldest son and I.  The weather is much better than expected, so I can’t complain– about 62 degrees and overcast, really lovely for heavy physical labor.

Here I am, measuring away, making sure our levels are… level!  Otherwise, you might be cutting through a floor or midden (trash pit) and not even realize the change in soil, etc.  IMG_3213That could mess up a whole lot, archaeologically speaking.

We’re finding prehistoric stuff, here in the middle of nowhere.  This pottery is thick, this one has a pretty edge, many pieces cord-marked with netting or other materials pressed into the clay for decoration.  A basic rule of thumb is the IMG_3215thicker, the older.

Sounds like the story of my life, lol.

But for now, all we have to do is avoid the poison ivy and raccoons.  Have a great weekend, everyone!



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