Today was a great day. The sky threatened a few times but we avoided any real rain. Everyone worked really hard and we had a very productive day. Three of our squares were troweled and photographed and the plowzone was removed from several new squares. We discovered more copper, projectile points, and interesting potsherds. We have now exposed portions of what we believe are two burned structures (possibly associated with Pardo's Fort San Juan). We will spend more time excavating units around these two structures next week. We also enjoyed a visit from Dr. Vin Steponaitis, Director of the Reseearch Labs of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Kip Kummerle found a fine drill and small triangular point.
Will, Wayne, and Caroline sift the plowzone soil with the large tripod sifter.
Rachel flat-shovels unit N866E192.
Zoe holds a small soapstone gaming disk.
Square N866E212 shows the burned sands and large burned timber fragments from Structure 2.
home page | previous day | next day