7-1-99, we continued a lot of the projects that were started yesterday.
In the deep test unit, 40R200, we started by excavating just the postholes
and darker sections, and then took out the rest of level 16.
Tomorrow we hope to get one more level out before the Field School is over.
In square 10R200, we are still flat
shoveling in order to get through the plowzone. Lots of nice artifacts
are being found in this unit.
Today, Denene found a section of a ground stone gorget, an ornament that
would have been worn on a necklace.
She also found a beautiful early Woodland projectile point.
David found a large section of a pipe bowl in three segments.
There is also a lot of animal bone in this square.
We are also continuing to excavate
postholes. Today the
postholes that are in the palisade trench were taken out, as well as another
row of them just to the east. Tomorrow we will take out the actual
And we had to have a large crew waterscreening
all of the materials from the deep test and the postholes.
We also had a short lecture today
by Chris Rodning.
Chris is in a PhD program at UNC-Chapel Hill and is studying a site in
far southwestern North Carolina that is similar in many aspects to the
Warren Wilson site.
The Coweeta Creek
site, in Macon County, is a Qualla phase settlement with houses, including
a large town house, a small mound, and a large plaza area. To learn
more about it, click on 'Coweeta Creek' above.