In the archaeological discipline, every day counts. We are strained by tight deadlines, strict budgets and even by Mother Nature. This week the Grafton crew had yet another rain day that kept them from their field site. However, they made the most of it by spending the day in the lab at the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research. The crew washed and processed the artifacts that have been recovered from their units thus far. This gave them an opportunity to get an idea of the scope and span of the material culture their fellow crewmates were finding in their individual units.
In addition, Carolyn Horlacher who is the graduate TA for this summer’s field school provided the students with an overview of ceramics, glass and other artifacts that were similar to the types being unearthed in Grafton. This prepared them to begin the cataloging process in case the weather forces them indoors once again.