Last Excavation Day at Mueller Little House

Today was the last day of excavation for the College Field School. Everyone was busy mapping, clearing those last bits, and if you were at Ridgeline – hauling as much dirt as possible. At Mueller Little House, there was a frenzy of dendrochronology samples collected in the main chamber of the pithouse, while the antechamber crew continued to define the wall and reveal closing and roofing material. Brian and Alex worked in a 2×2 meter unit investigating an anomaly in the remote sensing data and reached a sandstone and calcium carbonate rich deposit which got all the archaeologists scratching their heads. While still hot, temperatures were cooler than yesterday which allowed the excavation to end with a BANG! 🙂

On behalf of all the field crew, Becca wants to just say THANK YOU to the CFS for their hard work the past five week.


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