Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April 23, 2011
Its a new day, but day three at site DS-QHR. This days insights come from marking the angle and distance of artifacts found via surface collection prior. Many of the artifacts found in the previous day's work were flag for perseverance for today's task of mapping, distancing, and angling. With the information collected today, a more detailed map, following each artifact's description as well as location, can be plotted to scale and position.
While a group of us learn how to individual utilize the transit to obtain the information previous stated, two other groups each lead by a graduate student went to the northeast area of the site to do auger work. Each group were to auger down 1m to see if any artifacts may be found. They were to also record the dirt composition and color for later reference and stratigerphy.
During the second half of the day, test pits were created at the far east section of the site. Four teams of three to four people excavated two test pits each. They were to be 30cmx30cm going to a depth of 30cm. Each level was to sifted at 10cm increments. The test pits were labeled as follows: 1A-1B, 2A-2B, 3A-3B, 4A-4B. My team excavated test pits 3A and 3B. We were able to sift 1B down to 30cm and found 2 animal bones. The sifting of each layer was done with 1/4 mesh screens. All artifacts were bag for further analysis.