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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Analysis Update

We are currently mapping artifact distributions and looking at the plan maps in the longhouse area. It appears that we have a general east-west orientation of this house, and we have exposed a small cross-section including the north and south walls, two structural posts, and two hearth areas. there may have been a dividing wall present as well. As soon as a composite plan is completed, it will be posted here. We will continue to follow walls next season, and expand around F-13-05 to see if it was an indoor or outdoor pit. We're now up to 17 unique vessels from Bockmier One. Here are a few new individuals.

Tentatively called 'Pot P', this individual lacks a connecting rim sherd, but we do have a few with similarly produced obliques that may fit the bill.

If Pot P is a pot without a rim, Pot Q (so far) is a rim without a pot. Unfortunately, the two don't appear to match, but we have a few neck and shoulder pieces that may just go with this lonely rim sherd.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Artifact Processing

The processing of artifacts from season 2014 is progressing smoothly, and it appears that we have large portions of a few different pots. Who knew when Jill pulled out the first large rimsherd from the plow zone that much of "Pot O" would reveal itself deep in Feature 13-05. The temporary reassembly shown here is just from lot 086, and more of "Pot O" has turned up in other lots. In addition, at least two other pots have been identified from F 13-05, all Ontario Oblique varieties.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winding Down

In our final days, we are keeping our fingers crossed for cooperative weather, but we can handle the rain.

It's a race against time, as more and more pottery is appearing in F 13-05. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Site Visitor

Cynthia spotted this eagle, which had landed just east of Area C at Bockmier One site. Perhaps it is our neighbor from Portville checking up on us...

Monday, August 4, 2014

High Gear

As we enter the last two weeks of our field season, we have kicked our excavations into high gear, so that we may have a portion of the longhouse revealed before we leave. Teams are also focused on processing Feature 13-05 (the cylindrical pit), and retrieving soil samples for flotation. Our screening stations are having trouble keeping up!

Photo by Becky Garber 04-AUG-14