This morning we were back in the field but I for one, felt I knew a lot more about what I was doing after our lab work yesterday. It was very satisfying to dig down until we were able to take photos of the 2 largest rocks and remove them.
During lunch break, a rather amazing dust storm came up. We had to grab things that were blowing around, cover our faces, and watch as things were lifted up in the distance in a whirlwind. When we went to visit our dig sites later, we had to hunt down some of our artifact bags. However, before we went back to work, we went on a field trip to visit Hanson Pueblo. Archie Hanson is the developer whose brainchild it was to parcel these land plots and sell them in a way that would allow for architects to explore and early pueblo people sites be preserved. Archie and Mary were extremely hospitable and eager for us to see the pit houses and homes they have partially reconstructed. They have also put a roof over and lighting so that people can enjoy it for a long time.
It was amazing to see and a great break from the digging. In the afternoon, I was able to finish level 4 and had found a small piece (shard) of pottery and what appears to be a charred beam resting on the bench. Here’s a photo of me sifting a pail from the dig.
Bye for now! From Ms. M. on the road in Crow Canyon!