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Friday, August 07, 2009

No Surprises

Yesterday Karen found a cool harpoon and we moved a whole lot of dirt, but we really did not learn anything new. On the other hand, everything we found fit with what we already knew and there were no nasty surprises. It was business as usual.

There is a lot to be said for 'business as usual' and 'no surprises'. It means we are getting to understand the site. Too often in the early days of an excavation your interpretations of what is going on change on a daily basis. Sometimes it's nice to have a straight forward day when you move a lot of dirt.

Photos: Mark on the screen and Karen's harpoon. The harpoon came from the very bottom of the midden and is probably a couple thousand years old. Patrick

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