Finally, on Friday we were able to have our first full day of field work for the week! The students gainfully returned to their posts excavating levels and features. On the right, Trey Ropelis excavates a builder's trench features using a spoon to get into a tight spot.
At the end of the day, the students learned how to use the Pythagorean theorem to set in two new 2 meter by 2 meter units adjacent to the east side of Block 1. We will be photographing and mapping these two one Monday before beginning with excavation.
These two new units are particularly promising, because they will more than likely contain the unexcavated portions of a number of artifact rich, archaeologically interesting features. Likewise, there have been tempting views of a number of large artifacts in the walls that we will finally be able to remove for study after having identified them a whole year ago.
Check back in the next couple of days to monitor our progress!