The end is near and we realize that we will not be able to finish everything by the end of the week. Today we did some back-filling and James Berry helped us with his tractor and box blade - saved us a lot of shoveling. Feature 20 is half completed and Aaron began work on Feature 21. Ending a field school is always done with mixed feelings; usually folks are tired and ready to go home but at the same time we wish we could keep going. So we are winding down and we had several breaks this afternoon. Linda Wall gave us a surprise ice cream party with C&C Ice Cream cranking out vanilla ice cream on site with a 5 gallon tub and a 76 year old John Deere motor to crank it. What a treat!.
The week 4 crew. Front row: Zoe Keefer-Norris, Chris Rodning, Niki Keese, Jeremy McFalls. Back row: Jared Garland, Kip Kummerle, Jessica Smeeks, Will Spoon, Caroline Ketron, Bill Robb, Emily Dale, Paul Mantia, Linda Wall, Aaron Brunnitt, Dave Moore.
Aaron began cleaning Feature 21 and exposed a much larger cluster of fire-cracked rocks probably used as some sort of hearth or roasting facility.
Chris discusses the art of drawing profiles that show the various levels of soil.
The day ended with Dave and Chris toasting the crew for all their good hard work (it was a very tasty sparkling Catawba Grape Juice!).
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