This photo is for anyone who thought I was kidding when I talked about hanging off the side of a cliff in Greenland. These colorful flags approach the southwest corner of our survey grid at the site where we’ve been camping out for the last week. It’s a medieval (and probably earlier) church and farm a short boat ride over the fjord from Igaliku – and we can only get in or out twice a day when the tides are high. John’s been sent across to town today (an all-day affair) to forage for more food and post a couple blog entries.
So far here at E64 we’ve completed six surveys using five different instruments – the magnetometer, the 500 MHz GPR antenna, the Syscal Kid, the EM-31 and the EM-38. We’re working on processing the data in the evenings and things are looking pretty good! We’ll do surgical strikes at a few other sites over the next week, before we head back to civilization where they have things like showers and washing machines.
In the meantime the freshwater stream on the other side of the hill has provided fresh fish for dinner and caviar for breakfast, and our cozy little tents keep out the rain and the wind. We’re having a wonderful time working and collaborating with Jette Arneborg and her team as they excavate a section of the cemetery in the middle of our grid.