Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Field School Begins (sort of)

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University of Florida Archeology Field School at Kingsley Plantation

Pre-season prep. : Doing enough grocery shopping to feed 17 students
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Last summer the students discovered the plantation's sugar mill and this summer they will continue working on that, but they also have some new projects.

This is the slave cabin they've been working on for the past 3 summers, but they will be finishing it up soon and moving on to another cabin.

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This is the next cabin they will be excavating:

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They are also trying to find the slave cemetery.

This is where they believe it may be:
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The high-tech side of modern archeology: Ground Penetrating Radar
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Students at work:



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Processing artifacts while singing along with a Disney Princesses CD




It's been raining like crazy for the past couple days and there are flood warnings for the Jacksonville area, so they have sent the students and my husband home until next week.





To read more about Kingsley Plantation:
Kingsley Plantation

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Groceries for 17 students, lol!

What an interesting job your hubby has. I don't think there are too many people who can say they love their jobs, but I bet he does.

SANDRA said...

I think your hubby's job is one that is interesting and rewarding. I wish I could be out on a dig. I am a fan of History and to be there must be something to remember.

Crescent Moon said...

He says most days he loves his job. The field school is only for "Summer A". Summer school is divided into two parts. For "Summer B", he back to the classroom.

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