There was a brisk wind in southwestern Colorado today but not a cloud in the sky until just after dinner. It was a perfect day to be on a dig. In the great kiva, two sections are almost down to floor level and my section is down about 10 cm from when I started. A rather large piece of pottery was found there by Michael. Mostly I found small pieces of charcoal. One of our new people this week, Diane, found a very pretty arrowhead on another part of the site. It is pictured below.
Shanna (pronounced Shawna), the project director for Crow Canyon, is off to the Rocky Mountain Archaeological conference tomorrow along with Emilio and we will miss them on site. Shanna has been overseeing our excavation of the great kiva and has been a great teacher and encourager. Last night at our “mixer”, Emilio showed us slides from his archaeological tour of northwest Africa and they were amazing. You can follow his blog at emiliosantiago.wordpress.com.
Only one day left and I can’t believe it. It has been wonderful getting to know people who have a passion for archaeology, both professionally and as laymen. Those who were here last week and had to leave are already missed and the new folks who have joined us have been a real asset. So many have done numerous Earthwatch projects that I will perhaps run into them again. They are all terrific.