7-2-99, was the final day of the Warren Wilson College Cherokee Archaeology
Field School. But that didn't stop us from getting a lot of work
done. In square
40R200, the deep test, we were able to excavate another level, and then
trowel and photograph it.
We also cleaned up the profiles which showed us a layer of Swannanoa midden.
All of the soil from the deep test was waterscreened today.
10R200, 10R190, and 10R180 were all troweled today as well, so that we
could have a nice photograph of the changes in soil color between the three.
After troweling and photographing these squares, it was about time to close
up, but first we had to take out all of the pottery that was sticking up.
We did this so that they wouldn't get crushed over the next year.
We had some really nice potsherds that came out!
And here is the crew that worked week four.
We are, (from left to right, and back to front); back row, Andrew McColgan,
David Moore, Bebe Tarleton, and Gwen Diehn, next row, Amy Fuller, Adam
Gentry, Phillip Queen, Denene Fleming, and Nicole Delcoligniano, next row,
Logan Tarleton, Linda Hall, and Beverly Reitzel, then Jackson Tarleton
in the very front.
We hope that you have enjoyed our Cherokee Archaeology Field School web
page. Once the fall semester begins, we will begin construction of
additional pages featuring our archaeology lab and other activities.
Please feel free to contact us with any comments
or questions . We also recommend visiting
Carolina Archaeology page and the Research
Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel
Thanks to all of our participants
this summer. It was a lot of fun. Special thanks go to Jason
Baker for help in setting up this page and Andrew McColgan, who put together
each day's show.
See you next summer,