It’s Not a Tent, But At Least We Have Hot Water

Since my last post was rather boring/repetitive/box-of-rocks, I figured it's time to let you know about life outside of the lab. After all, summer on the Hill (a.k.a. Hamilton) is part of the experience - including 5:30 a.m. fire alarms! Two of the dorms are open for students during the summer.  I'm living in one … Continue reading It’s Not a Tent, But At Least We Have Hot Water

What in the World is Stratigraphy? A.K.A. Why am I Writing About Dirt?

Answer #1: Stratigraphy refers to the distinct layers of sediment found while excavating. Answer #2: I am writing about dirt because the stratigraphy provides relative dates for artifacts and suggests potential features such as fire hearths and post holes. After finishing the chapter on lithics, I moved on to writing a summary chapter on the … Continue reading What in the World is Stratigraphy? A.K.A. Why am I Writing About Dirt?

I Wrote a Thing With Line Breaks (a.k.a. A Poem)!

Many of you probably already know, but for those who don't, I am a Creative Writing major in addition to an Archaeology major.  While my journal was perhaps not the artistic masterpiece I had somewhat hoped it would be and neither was the trip particularly suited for awe-inspiring, must-make-this-into-a-poem moments, I did managed to write … Continue reading I Wrote a Thing With Line Breaks (a.k.a. A Poem)!