Last day on the hill

After working in the Mag yesterday and conserving artifacts, we got back on the hill to find some more. Because it was our last day, Mr. Carroll wanted to make sure that we all had a chance to find something exciting, so he sent us to different trenches. (He continued to excavate his trench where the most exciting things are rocks and a very large tree stump.) While Matt got to work in a trench nearby Mr. Carroll’s with a potential wall and pottery, Rudy and I got to go to the well trench with Mr. Lechuga and Mrs. Gorman. By the end of the day, we had dug a collective 1.6 meters down total and hit sterile soil, meaning we weren’t finding anything except dirt. Once this was declared, we took a ton of measurements and photos before we broke into the bulk wall that the well bordered. This was an attempt to open up a portion of the well to preserve it’s structural integrity as it is being excavated. All in all, it was a great way to end our excavation. We still have a couple days left as we head off to Tarquinia and Rome, but today marked the official end of our archaeological adventures. It’s amazing all the things we have learned in these two weeks about archeology, and it was definitely worth it in the long run.

~Emma

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