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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Farewell Season 2017

 As the 2017 season drew to a close, a buried "A" horizon and a feature with pottery fragments made it clear that we need to return one more year to Canticle Farm...

Laura and Rich record a profile

a large pottery fragment collected the last day

Thank you to all who volunteered and donated to the project to make 2017 such a success! Processing and analyses follow, and we'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time has flown by...

We are already in the waning days of Season 2017! Time has passed by so fast, and we have discovered many new things about the site. So much, that we have decided to extend the excavations at Canticle Farm for one more year. This was necessitated by the discovery of a new zone of activity that may represent a different time level within the Ancestral Ohiyoh Haudenosaunee time frame.

Pottery fragment in situ within a suspected pit feature.

A plain rimsherd with faint cordmarking below the lip.

A series of test pits form a "trench" exposing the base of the plow zone. Composite photos like this are taken just before we backfill. We will reopen this trench next season to investigate a possible feature in the far end.