|Our group meeting to discuss possible |
excavation unit locations.
|Crystal working on completing our|
shovel test pit.
Crystal and I are particularly stoked, having been both delighted and surprised to have encountered the first artifact: a piece of clinker, which is an impurity left behind from burning coal. This is a good sign of activity from the 1800’s, which means the other items we found were significantly older, since they were in much deeper levels. We also found a ball of lead shot, which likely could have come from one of the inhabitants of Fort Saint Joseph, as well as flakes from stone tools. We believe that most of our other finds were most likely left behind by Native American peoples, such as the flakes we uncovered, that may have came from someone who stopped to sharpen a stone tool. Both Crystal and I are very hopeful that this new area will provide clues about the interaction between the native and colonial peoples in the future, as well.
|Here I am helping to set up the tetrapods for wet screening.|