Another long day today with my favorite archaeological tool. We had a little over a day's work for the machine, but it was wanted elsewhere tomorrow, so I agreed with the operator to stay until we finished, which turned out to be about an hour overtime. Nine hours following the machine is a long day. But we're finished stripping the plowzone, on time and within budget, so all is well.
A small pit feature as it was uncovered. This part of the site dates to about 1760 to 1820, and the pottery is Pearlware (1775-1840).
Emily found this sherd of "dendritic mocha," which made her very happy. Quite cool-looking, no?
Next we turn to mapping all of these features, and then to digging them.