Category Archives: Excavation

The ditch and the dogs

This past week, a handful of special guests helped to excavate Unit 12 — the last unit of the project! Their efforts yielded the clearest profile views of the earthwork ditch that we’ve seen yet. Of course, we’ve cross sectioned … Continue reading

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Special Guests at Garden Creek

Despite the wind and snow, we got quite a bit of work done at Garden Creek this week, thanks in large part to the return of UM graduate student Ashley Schubert and the assistance of several more graduate students from … Continue reading

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First Week Back – GCAP 2012

Thanks to a stretch of terrific late winter weather, we were able to accomplish quite a bit in our first week back at Garden Creek. This final phase of fieldwork includes both geophysical survey and excavation, in order to cover … Continue reading

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Upcoming Fieldwork at Garden Creek

In the last year, members of the Garden Creek Archaeological Project spent nearly four months in Plott Farm neighborhood in Canton, conducting geophysical survey, placing test units and shovel tests, and excavating intact features dating to the Middle Woodland period. … Continue reading

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Making maps

Thoroughly settled into the chilly winter term, I am starting to digitize some of the excavation maps we drew in the field. Of course, we took hundreds and hundreds of photos to document what we were digging, but as we … Continue reading

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Bisecting postholes, from Alicia Michalski

[While we finish up in the field today, Alicia Michalski has provided a great post on what has been keeping her busy for the last few weeks: bisecting postholes!] While the ditch has been the main focus in the latter … Continue reading

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A student’s take on GCAP

(Today’s blog post comes direct from Sophia Reini, a University of Michigan undergraduate enjoying her first foray into the field…) Thus far my experience on the Garden Creek Archaeological Project has been intellectually stimulating and tremendously enjoyable. Up until this … Continue reading

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