Jean Carefully Digging


Jean shovel skims her test unit on the Old Colchester Park & Preserve. Since the CART field crew is working in an area that has mainly prehistoric artifacts, the crew digs down in 5 cm levels. They also pay close attention and dig by changes in stratigraphy. The picture shows the soil color changes in the walls of Jean’s test unit. The change of color is one of the ways we identify a transition in stratigraphy. Soil texture is another indication of changing stratigraphy.