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Day 7: And…..done.

9.5 miles of survey and 6 more sites and we’re done!  Actually, probably only 4 miles of the walking can be called “survey.”  Last night a very active thunderstorm parked itself over our project area, apparently for several hours.  We … Continue reading

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Day 7: We found ceramics!!

We only covered about 9 miles today.  Considering we documented/re-recorded eight sites, that’s not too bad.  We encountered examples of just about every type of tin can ever made, two new stone tool material types and a broken, corrugated pot. … Continue reading

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Day Three: Spiders, and snakes and manos…

Three days down and five to go!  Another very “balmy” day, and one of our biggest (as far as mileage goes) with 14 miles of survey.  While we didn’t record any new sites, we were able to relocate and update … Continue reading

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Day 2, Session 2, Book Cliffs CRM Survey

Well, we didn’t find the “topography” I was hoping for. Instead, we surveyed the “buffer” along the main road, out in the flats. Lots of ground covered, no significant sites. The grasshoppers have thinned out a bit. They’re either dying … Continue reading

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A CRM survey – somewhere along the Bookcliffs…

I’ve been working with a crew on a pedestrian, archaeolgical survey project for the last week and a half, below Utah’s Bookcliffs. It’s been hot, dry and dusty, and beautiful! During the first session we documented one Paleoindian site, one … Continue reading

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Tornado warnings, professional rock stacking, deer crossings and Yankee Pot Roast…

Today was probably our last day out in the field for this project.   We had planned a half day tomorrow, but with the uncontrolled amount of rain that blew into the project area (sideways) late this afternoon and this evening, … Continue reading

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Sagebrush, CRM, Elko points and Tweekers, Yay!

Another beautiful day for CRM fieldwork–mid-80s, a nice breeze, cold pizza for breakfast (yeah, I skipped JB’s this morning), an actual diagnostic projectile point base and a pair of tweekers stranded in the middle of the road.  Well, we don’t … Continue reading

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CRM in Vernal Part I, almost complete..

Tonight was the last night of our first 10-day session here in lovely Vernal, Utah.  Tonight we dined at the Quarry Brew House, after a day of dodging rain and lightening–we lost that one around 2′oclock and had to escape … Continue reading

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Cans, cans and more cans, and then some chert…

Yesterday began as a fairly typical CRM work day. Three of us headed into the field, while the remaining two stayed behind to babysit the injured vehicle. Kara “Ten Ply” and Linnie “G” (we’re coming up with our own “Jersey … Continue reading

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CRM Pit Crew Part II

The CRM pit crew had another shot at the “world record tire swap in a BLM information kiosk pull-out” today. Yes, we had our third flat of the week, on the new, shred-proof, 10-ply tires. Actually, it wasn’t a faulty … Continue reading

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Another day another dinner…

Yesterday we focused on surveying in the largest of the two blocks in our project area. We were ticking off mile long transects, pin-flagging isolated artifacts and sites as we went along. The goal being to finish the pedestrian survey, … Continue reading

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A CRM Pit Crew, horned toads and “special sauce”

First thing yesterday morning, we gathered in the parking lot of the “Antlers” (the hotel we’re using for the project) to load up and head out to the field for a productive day of survey. Instead, we found a very … Continue reading

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Oil shale, CRM and a PAYCHECK!

For the next few weeks I’ll be working on an actual paid project near Vernal, Utah: gateway to Dinosaur National Monument and beyond!  This is a “CRM” (cultural resources management) survey of a proposed oil shale development.  I’ll be a … Continue reading

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