Just another day at field school

posted by Dr. Peres

 

The shovel testing and remote sensing survey continued in various parts of the property. We were very happy to finish up Area G and move onto the northern part of Area F. Well, happy may be too strong of a word. It was great to make progress – we exceeded our goal for total number of shovel tests excavated today – but Area F had some pretty tall flora to wade through.

 

Tall grass

Kelsey and Megan trek through the elbow-high grass on a transect.

 

Part-way through the afternoon between Areas, we had a small water/shade/popsicle break. No matter how old you are, a popsicle can make life a little bit better.

 

Popsicles help us keep our cool on hot days.

Popsicles help us keep our cool on hot days.

 

We also had our first official visitors on site today! We were to be visited by archaeologists from the Tennessee Division of Archaeology (DoA). Visiting us today were Mike Moore (State Archaeologist, DoA) and Aaron Deter-Wolf (Prehistoric Archaeologist, DoA). Jesse and I showed them around the various areas of interest and Tim gave them a summary of some of the more interesting anomalies showing up in the geophysical survey data.

 

Tim gives a summary of the remote sensing survey to date. L to R: Aaron Deter-Wolf, Tim DeSmet, Mike Moore, Jesse Tune.

Tim gives a summary of the remote sensing survey to date. L to R: Aaron Deter-Wolf, Tim DeSmet, Mike Moore, Jesse Tune.

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least, we were visited by the Google-y eye fairy last night. The crew had a fun time finding the google eyes in various locations. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of them!

 

Small sample of what the Google-y eyed monster left behind (my favorite is the first aid kit).

Small sample of what the Google-y eyed monster left behind (my favorite is the first aid kit).

 

 

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