Excavation at the Mill-Day 1.
Yesterday marked the start of excavations at the stamp mill. The first unit is focused on the remains of Warren’s mill, a smaller mil built atop the Cliff mill’s remains about a century ago. Although we broke ground and moved some dirt, today was mostly about instruction. Instruction in the how and why of unit drawing, photography, using a trowel, and screening the dirt to look for artifacts. Only a few students worked with me today at the mill. The most were continuing the work of the day before lying in a grid of control points for the mapping of Clifton.
The nice thing about this excavation unit is that it’s under a tree, which means working in the shade all day. The downside however, is that it means lots of sunspots on your photographs. We may need to rig up a tarp to put over the unit to keep the lighting uniform.