Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Archaeologist Returns, Scratched

After three days in western Maryland cutting through vast thickets of rose bushes, I failed to find the lost Indian town I was looking for but did find several interesting prehistoric sites. My whole body is covered with scratches and I have poison ivy in several places. But it was a beautiful week in the mountains, and it is always fun to find things in the ground, even if they aren't the things you are looking for.

Here, a fairly typical obstacle to one of our shovel testing transects, before clearing:

And after:

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