Well it just poured rain all night and was still sprinkling in the morning. In order to preserve the dig sites, we had to stay away. It was especially disappointing as so many of us were near the bottom of our level or ready to have rocks removed (me) and were hoping to have today to finish up. We spent the morning working in the lab. Most people worked on cleaning artifacts first. Tom, Kathleen and myself worked our way through I don’t know how many boxes of bagged artifacts that had to be relabelled with a special code on them. We got them all done by noontime which was really satisfying because we knew how much it helped the lab staff here at Crow Cantopological
In the afternoon, it was still too wet to go the dig, so Susan Ryan took us to Lowry Pueblo and gave us a personally guided tour. This pueblo is the northernmost outlying community from Chaco Canyon. It was really neat to see. The great kiva could hold about 200 people.
Sadly, it’s time to say farewell to the wonderful people here at Crow Canyon. I don’t have pictures of everyone as Nancy from the front desk had knee surgery Wed., Bev from the kitchen staff took a well deserved day off, Shirley was absent, and a myriad of others behind the scenes as drivers, educators, tech people who I didn’t get a chance to photo. It just isn’t possible to convey how much they are all appreciated. Here are the ones I was able to capture. Thank you all so much!
Tomorrow morning, the Earthwatch team will all be going their separate ways and all of you will be missed as well. It’s been a fabulous 2 weeks that I wouldn’t have missed for the world! God speed, one and all!