Posted by: Becky Chan | June 5, 2007

Structure 2: June 5, 2007

  Work on Structure 2 is off to a great start.  Although we are eager to being actual excavation, we must first remove the large amount of backfill that was set in place at the end of the 2006 HUROP field season.  Backfilling, a common practice in archaeology of putting sterile soil back into an excavated structure covered by geotextile, is intended to protect and preserve structures from the wind, animals, people or other elements that might damage the site.  While the actual excavation process is usually done with painstaking precision, we set to work with shovels in hand, bringing the backfill out of Structure 2 one wheelbarrow full of dirt at a time.



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