Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 10 – June 25, 2010

By Carrie Reichardt Photos: Crew chiefs Carrie and Kaely (top), students Stephen, Matt, Melissa and Ed working hard on a hot summer day (middle), and crew chief Carrie, field school instructor Dusty, and crew chiefs Annamarie and Kaely (bottom). I … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 9 – June 24, 2010

By Ryan Phillip Photo: Ryan Phillip taking a break from excavating a STU. After a late night, consisting of a group reading of “The Golden Marshalltown” around the campfire, I woke up late. I woke up to see that Frank, … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 8 – June 23, 2010

By David Poole Photos: David Poole excavating a shovel test pit unit (top) and students working together to learn how to lay out a unit (bottom). Today I just witnessed a perfect sunset to end another great day in the … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 7 – June 22, 2010

By John Schlagheck Photos: John Schlagheck (top and bottom) Dateline-Diablo Mountains, CA. John Schlagheck reporting — It is not usual work for me and my fellow team members (Emily, Mark, Matt, and Christina) — the measurements are different, the tools … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 6 – June 21, 2010

By Jenna Tidd Photos: Surveyors at work (top) and Jenna and Brittany recording a site (bottom) Today was our day two of our survey of project areas one and two. We continued our ten meter transects from east to west … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 5 – June 18, 2010

By Kaely Romney, Crew Chief Photos: Dusty teaching students how to use a Brunton compass (top) and crew chiefs Carrie and Kaely (bottom) We made it through the first week, and in my opinion, the hardest week. The first moments … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 4 – June 17, 2010

By Tiffany The crew started out this morning at seven thirty a.m. We saw many deer, turkey, and grouse. We headed north to Project Area Two, where we divided into three separate groups. Our goal was to survey the area … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 3 – June 16, 2010

By Stephen Hennek Field school can be a very rough place at times. Last night was no exception; gale force winds came and went through the night as we enjoyed a few burning embers around the fire. At one point … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School, Day 2 – June 15, 2010

By Christina Spellman The tasks today included calculating our individual paces and recording/mapping of two sites in San Clemente. First we leisurely walked along a one hundred meter measuring tape. By dividing one hundred meters by the number of steps … Continue reading

Cabrillo College Archaeology Field School Day 1 – June 14, 2010

By Emily Zimmermann Day one of field school was a lot of fun, and also a tough reality check on what dangers the wilderness has to offer. We took a long hiking tour of several sites including a historic site … Continue reading