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Tidings from the lab

July 15, 2017

It has been almost a week since the opening of the lab and I am ecstatic to say that the crew and I have made an incredible progress already. We have not quite yet caught up with all of the artefacts, which is probably impossible considering the fact that the lovely excavation crew recovers at least one cooler filled with beautiful artefact a day!

Each day, two of us stay behind in the lab to process the collection. We will all rotate between the lab and the field as it is important for everyone to see what the next steps are after the recovery of this beautiful collection. At this point we are processing wood, lithics, bone, antler and pottery. Materials that are more sensitive and that require a lot more attention, in this instance grass baskets, will head back to our Conservator Julie at the University of Aberdeen for more careful observation and complex treatment.

We are all extremely grateful for having a chance to be able to work in this beautiful building especially build and designed for processing and storage of this unique collection! What an honour!

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Here is Joni , carefully cleaning pottery sherds today

Sandra

One Comment leave one →
  1. Marilyn F. permalink
    July 15, 2017 15:42

    How wonderful for you to have that space!!!!

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