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Today we got the banner mounted up at the site, and we think it looks great. It was a bit chilly this morning, but we had lots of digging and screening to do in order to keep warm.

Our field banner.

Here are some images from today:

Trevor and Faisal are working on clearing back more of Context 2 in Structure 1.
Trevor and Faisal are working on clearing back more of Context 2 in Structure 1.
Selena M. and Shannon hard at work in the midden.
Selena M. and Shannon hard at work in the midden.
Sam, Emily and Jacob discuss their next steps with Dr Munson after removing the surface layer from Context 7..
Sam, Emily and Jacob discuss their next steps with Dr Munson after removing the surface layer from Context 7.
Dan, Nicholas and Brianne screen for artifacts. Our new screens (made right here on campus by our Facilities Management shop) look so shiny and white compared to the veteran ones!
Dan, Nicholas and Brianne screen for artifacts. Our new screens (made right here on campus by Pat Butler in Trent’s Facilities Management shop) look so shiny and white compared to the veteran ones!
Raine and Bjorn also have new screens to break in!
Raine and Bjorn also have new screens to break in!
Don is excavating a separate trench to see if we can sort out where the walls connect. In the background, Trevor and Selena B. are working on clearing the south wall of Structure 1.
Don is excavating a separate trench to see if we can sort out where the walls connect. In the background, Trevor and Selena B. are working on clearing the south wall of Structure 1.
Emily, Nicholas and Brianne are investigating another puzzling section of wall.
Emily, Nicholas and Brianne are investigating another puzzling section of wall.
Jacob and Sam are now on the screens.
Jacob and Sam also take a turn on the screens.
The sun briefly came out, as Don sorts out his trench, Selena B. is working in Structure 1, and Darci, Kendra, and Michael help out in the midden.
The sun briefly came out, as Don sorts out his trench, Selena B. is working in Structure 1, and Darci, Kendra, and Michael help out Shannon in the midden.
Darci is trying to sort out how the midden area relates to the east wall of Structure 1.
Darci is trying to sort out how the midden area relates to the east wall of Structure 1.
At the end of the day, Bjorn and Trevor are working on their calculations for elevations they took at various points of the site.
At the end of the day, Bjorn and Trevor are working on their calculations for elevations they took at various points of the site.

Here are some of the artifacts that did not make the cut for Artifact of the Day:

A very pretty carved shell button.
A very pretty carved shell button.
A Bakelite pipe-stem, complete with a nibble mark at the end!
A Bakelite pipe-stem, complete with a nibble mark at the end!
A threaded bolt of some kind.
A threaded bolt of some kind.

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