The CAA Education Program just completed our second week of High School Field School. Our staff and students continued excavations at The Buried Gardens of Kampsville with two objectives for this week: 1) finish mapping a 6 m profile documenting the southern extent of the east-west stratigraphy across our current excavation boundaries and 2) complete level 03 in SQ1064, one of our new units for 2014. Both goals were accomplished with the help of our high school students.
In the 6 m profile, we defined three new features: one a historic ditch and two Middle Woodland features located in the midden deposition. This newly exposed profile not only allowed us to further understand how this portion of the site was formed, but also allowed us to teach our high school students how to map profiles, describe soil colors and textures, and read stratigraphic profiles. In addition to our work at The Buried Gardens of Kampsville, our students also got to tour several archeological sites around Calhoun County, including a bluff-top mound site and a site at the south end of the county where Arizona State University Field School students are currently excavating.
All our students from our second week of High School Field School are staying for the third week. And, we are delighted to welcome four new students who will be arriving in the next few hours! Check our blog posts regularly to stay updated about our various excavations. And remember that you can support the Center for American Archeology by becoming a sustaining or regular member or by signing up for one of our programs.