At the beginning of the day, the lovely Jean Louise came up with a fantastic idea. To wear the tackiest shirt you own on Tuesday. Thus began the Tacky T-Shirt Tuesday.
|Look at the wild sky goat!!!|
Team Bakery has, however, had many triumphant successes. Napoleon (BJ) found three giant pot sherds in his unit.
We also discovered a line of nails along the southern area of my unit that stretched into both Napoleon’s and Boon’s unit. This would suggest that either a wall or a floorboard of the bakery fell into that area and rotted. The nails were left behind without disturbance. We did find a hinge in the line with the nails, but this artifact was disturbed by colonial activity. The reason we could tell this is because instead of lying flat on the ground, the hinge was standing vertically in the dirt.
Today after a long, grueling first half of the day working in the shade, wind, and dirt we retreated to lunch. After lunch we took a walk to see Trader Jones’ house. There was white chalk everywhere which reflected the intense sunlight and made us appreciate the shady grotto in which we are currently working in. As we were leaving I picked up a piece of gun furniture (the decorative iron on the gun). It was on the surface because a previous owner had bulldozed the area which turned all of the artifacts lying underneath out of context. This is the worst possible occurrence for an archaeologist. Think of it this way, yes, it’s a piece of gun furniture, but what does it tell us? How can we use this artifact to relate to the people of the past? Archaeologists use an artifacts position, and relation to other artifacts to learn these things. For example, I found six nails in my unit. They were in a line, had I not marked this line down, then I would have just found six nails in my unit. The information I received was that a wall or a wooden piece of flooring fell down. I would never have been able to infer that idea without it. Context is heavily important in archaeology.
|My prize for the day|
In lighter news, Napoleon has once again managed to make us laugh so hard we cry!
Team Bakery for life!
Natalie Mooney, once again signing out.
But before that Run Brian Run!
|"Eat Moar Chikin"™|