Scott and Laura facing forward, Jenny and Jenny front left and center, Lola front right
One of the locals
That's Tom standing, Heather and Bob left side of the pit, Scott on the right
Mapping a structure Amanda using free hand mapping technique.
Surveying class, Ann Marie and Jenny working with the Level.
Cleaning the day's finds, Ann Marie and Ally
Mapping class Jenny and Bob, Tom on the left
Archeological illustration class, Louise Belanger, Home Page, teaching Bob and Jenny T.
Found artifacts, washed and sorted
Some of the best we found
Our normal day starts by going out to the dig and slowly removing dirt from our pit. After lunch we would go to the lab and work with what we found in the morning.
Digging in the morning involved working with a trowel. Carefully removing dirt from the pit while watching for artifacts. All dirt removed was taken over to a screen. Working the dirt through the screen watching for artifacts.
Other morning activities were surveying and mapping.
Two types of surveying was taught. Surveying with a compass and tape was the first. Also we received instruction in the use of a level.
Freehand mapping was done at the site. A square with a grid of strings was placed over an area and used to guide the freehand mapping.
Every day after lunch we went to the lab and washed the artifacts we found that day.
We also sorted and logged all of the artifacts. We then stored them.
Other lab activities were mapping class from survey notes, and drawing class, mainly pottery.
We mapped the Spanish Church area which we surveyed using tape and compass.
Louise Belanger who was working on consolidating the mask of N9-56 gave instruction on archaeological drawing. She was the illustrator of the original field work at Lamanai.