Posted by: signalhillarchaeology | August 9, 2009

Done!

There you have it, folks– the site has been excavated, mapped, photographed, and filled back in again.  I do want to take a second to thank students and staff for working so hard, and for making this a really enjoyable, fun, and productive season!  We moved a lot of dirt in 6 weeks, made some great discoveries, and developed a much better idea of what’s going on at this site.  We also had a good deal of coverage in local media– and from what I hear, the CBC television story was broadcast outside of Newfoundland, too.  (We should all get agents to mastermind our celebrity careers, heh).

But even though we’ve stopped digging, the work continues, and I’m really delighted that Parks Canada has ensured that Jen and Stéphane are working until for a few more weeks yet. There are artifacts to catalogue, and there is lots of research to be done and reports to be written…

I’ll post a longer season-wrap up on Monday, and will continue to post about what we learn in the course of our post-excavation work, so please do keep checking the blog.  But for now, I’ll leave you with a picture of some very exhausted but happy looking students–

16 students, 4 staff, several successfully excavated trenches, and thousands of artifacts = one excellent field season

16 students, 4 staff, several successfully excavated trenches, and thousands of artifacts = one excellent field season

Thanks everybody!

—Amanda Crompton (Instructor)

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