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Artefact of the day 11/8

August 12, 2014

rickThe artefact of the day was initially found by Ana, days ago before she left, but excavated by Rick today – we have been waiting to go down into the house floor, but now we’re finally at that stage. It is a wooden bowl – complete – and with a high bent wood rim. We have a few wooden vessels from the site, but this is one of the most beautiful ones. Whole vessels are exciting for more then one reason, when upside down like this they create a little closed context, and by analyzing the soil hidden underneath it we might find out what was kept in the bowl. The whole present day dirt-content is therefore sampled so it can be processed in the lab.

bentwood bowl

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  1. August 13, 2014 00:44

    Greetings from the Museum of the North in Fairbanks! What a wonderfully well preserved wooden vessel! It doesn’t make up for being eaten alive by those pestilent little insects but.. waw! I knew I should have stayed on for another week. Looking forward to seeing what else is waiting for us in the house floors. Keep up the good fight – fingers crossed for some wind.

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