Category Archives: Features

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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Sherd ID

As the end of the semester rapidly approaches, ceramic analysis continues in the Eastern North America range at UMMA. Most of the sherds we have looked at so far appear to fall neatly within Appalachian Summit pottery types like Pigeon, … 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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The top zone of ditch fill

The excavations of the ditch enclosure at Garden Creek continued into this weekend, culminating in the photo above. Although we still have more of the top zone of fill to remove in the southwest corner of the excavation block, we … Continue reading

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Mica preview

Undergraduate field crew member Sophia Reini will be posting a more detailed report of this week’s excavations soon, but for now, a preview: On Wednesday we began to excavate the top zone of fill in the earthwork ditch. In the process, … Continue reading

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