Crow Canyon, Day 2!

View from the Dillard site, Indian Camp Ranch

View from the Dillard site, Indian Camp Ranch

Last night we had an orientation to Crow Canyon and today we had a crash course in the history of the Pueblo people, recognizing artifacts such as bird and animal bones, different kinds of pottery, rocks of different uses, and tools.  We also had a field tour of several excavations on the Dillard property in Indian Camp Ranch.  We were shown excavation techniques and everyone was assigned (or volunteered for) a site for tomorrow.  While we’re here, we each get to do a half day of resistance sensing.  That will be how I start tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to learning to use the equipment.  Then after lunch, I will be digging in the great kiva. Wednesday is our lab day when we help to clear up a back log of artifacts that have been previously found.

We’re starting to get to know each other.  We have an interesting mix of people with a wide range of backgrounds.  Only 3 of us are on our first dig; everyone else has been on many digs, some more than 20.  So I’m really a novice.  One experienced “digger” said he liked getting in the sandbox and I thought, “There you go!  Everything you need to learn about life you do learn in kindergarten!”

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Sidebar:  I drove just over 4000 kilometres to get here!

 

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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