Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Bone Table

From six AM to Noon we worked on the dig site and brought back what ever we dug up to what was called the pottery yard. The yard was more than pottery though most of it was for the massive amounts of pottery. In the afternoon we returned and cleaned what we had brought in, labeled it for inspection by the experts and then sorted it for later study by PhD. students.

I was assigned to the anthropology area which we all called "The Bone Table" and worked there. The cardboard boxes on the table is what we used to hand Carry the bones back from the dig site. The bone fragments you see in the boxes still need to be processed. Each box was labeled with information that stated where the items found, who dug them up and when. 

Then bones were processed at the table the tag stayed with them and the box went back to the dig site the next morning to be filled again.


  1. I find it all so fascinating.. I wish I could go on an exhibition like that...