Where in the hell am I?

September 8, 2010

Two-and-a-half months

Filed under: archaeology, archeology, Texas — Tags: , , , , , , — John @ 10:36 pm

Sadly, that’s not even a record for me when it comes to delays between blog posts.
As usual, a combination of life and unexciting projects is to blame. I’m just not sure that I can make writing about the Fort Hood data recovery exciting. Besides, all the highlights were posted back during the excavation itself (check out the December 2009 and January 2010 archives if you missed ’em and care).
I can say that we have found more sources that definitely confirm identification of the canine skeleton as a domesticated dog species. We got some really good radiocarbon dates from four of the features, and were able to identify three distinct components using this data. In two cases, diagnostic projectile points were recovered from the same elevations, and the dates are consistent. As far as excavations go, that’s something you really hope to find. Most of the components also have clear stratigraphic separation, another one of things we really hope for.
So, while we didn’t find very much, we’re able to get at least some good, unique information from what we did uncover. In fact, this site is pretty much ideal, although it’s also quite fun to dig a dense, compressed site with a ton of artifacts to find!
Well, would you look at that, I guess I could almost make describing the writeup of Fort Hood exciting 🙂

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1 Comment »

  1. Welcome back! We missed you there for a while!

    Comment by Brendan — September 11, 2010 @ 7:54 pm


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