Our excavation definitely picked up the pace today, who would’ve thought that spending the entire day outside overlooking beautiful beach scenery would be such a busy task! The day started out with some wonderful news from the supervisors- impending rain. Most people would think to gear up neck to ankle to stay dry; this was definitely not the case. Instead we all wore the finest of the summer 2016 fashion season; raincoats, shorts and jandals! Luckily the weather stayed manageable, and the rain ensured that we didn’t get a face full of sand every time someone cleaned up their area, a huge bonus!
Everyone spent the day clearing the layer we exposed yesterday and taking a peek at what lies beneath. This meant, as per usual, a lot of troweling, crouching and complaining of sore knees. Despite the rain and wind, we were all very excited to start digging up some treasures of the past, including obsidian, fire cracked rock, and a few pieces of shell! Nothing more exciting than hearing that clink of promise off the edge of your trowel, or seeing a glint of something special in the sunlight after troweling, brushing and carting off buckets and buckets and BUCKETS of sand.
Things are going to start getting really exciting from now on; we are exposing more and more of our unique and wonderful history everyday, everything changes with the scrape of a trowel- so make sure to keep up!