Finally, we’re ready for round two of research for the Garden Creek Archaeological Project! After a few weeks of post-fieldwork organization, I’m back in the North American Range of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropology to process and analyze the artifacts we collected this summer at the Garden Creek site. Luckily, some familiar faces will be helping out with this phase of investigation.
In the next few weeks, field-tested students Claire, Sophia, and Erika and I should finish washing the last of the artifacts and will begin looking at some assemblages in more detail. Claire and Sophia will be focused on the ceramics, while Erika will be working on the lithics. Before too long, we hope to be able to post some ongoing interpretations based on our laboratory findings.