Sorting artifacts in the Lab

Andrew and Davis are assisting me in  two rather tedious and repetitive processes.  They are saving me time by helping and I can dedicate my time to other things such as blogging with you.  But it’s a trade off because I am training them in artifact identification as we go along.  Small brick fragments, daub (fired clay) and iron laden sandstone all look alike. So we use the magnifying light to have a closer look.  The devil is in the small details.

They have both expressed an interest in joining me during the 2012 field season.  They will be well equipped at identifing artifacts by then.  More on the Kolb field season in 2012 later…..