On the home stretch…

We’re more than half-way through the field school, and the assessment units are well underway! The site has gotten much more orderly and is humming along quite nicely as our students are applying the skills they have learned.

Let’s see how the first group of assessment units are going:

These 1x1s are quite deep, but Joel is still finding artifacts!
These 1x1s are quite deep, but Joel is still finding artifacts!
Anthony takes over screening duty.
Anthony takes over screening duty.
Katie and Jodie have found part of the old road in their 1x1.
Katie and Jodie have found part of the old road in their 1×1.
Caedda and Sarah working out how to get through a rocky layer.
Caedda and Sarah working out how to get through a rocky layer.
Emma and Charlotte screening through the next batch of excavated fill.
Emma and Charlotte screening through the next batch of excavated fill.
Their unit is coming along nicely!
Their unit is coming along nicely!

Even though many of the crew were working across the field on their assessment units, we were still busy on site. Collette and Stephanie were busy finishing their elevations for wall 1 and wall 9, and Wayne continued in the basement entranceway.

James also began teaching some of the students (pictured here are Brooke and Danny) how to use the total station to generate maps for the site area.
James also began teaching some of the students (pictured here are Brooke and Danny) how to use the total station to generate maps for the site area.
Mary found an 1859 Victorian Large Cent in the midden!
Mary found an 1859 Victorian Large Cent in the midden!
Nic cleaned up a wall profile from last year and drew it for our records. You can see the various layers that represent different deposits of soil onto the site.
Nic cleaned up a wall profile from last year and drew it for our records. You can see the various layers that represent different deposits of soil onto the site.
Dan worked on sorting out the sequence of walls for the basement addition, and solved a mystery!
Dan worked on sorting out the sequence of walls for the basement addition, and solved a mystery!

After lunch, all the students who had been working on the structure or mapping started their assessment units, so we will check in with them tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is our last official excavation day, although there is still plenty to do.

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