Second day in the field. Team C (my team) worked on cleaning some previously-excavated bones from PTT 3 (the deep site I mentioned before). Our new unit is PTT 4. We cleaned bones from Burial 2. It was actually really, really cool. It’s so cool to be chipping dirt off bones.
We used bamboo picks that we made. Some of the dirt came off fine, but some was stuck to it like cement. It didn’t help that the bones were already extremely fragile. I started on some vertebrae with Zach, but Scott Burnett (the professor from Eckerd) had us change because they were too fragmentary. I cleaned a clavicle, some more complete vertebrae, and part of the skull.
It rained at the site for the first time today. Since there are shade covers over the units, it didn’t stop us, but it rained. We are so spoiled at this field school. Amazing food, hotel, fruit slushies… Its great.
For dinner, we walked towards downtown. We ate at the place Morgan and Sally ate at the first night. Cashew chicken and a beer for under $5. Awesome.