Today I emptied the tanks down in Processing. A terribly glamorous side of archaeology!
Andrew arrived at 10:45am. I have him conducting the next step in the process–rebagging the artifacts that were washed on Weds. and were left to dry for 48 hours. We have purchased 4 mil ziplock bags of all sizes from 2×3 inches on up to 12 x15 inches. Just yesterday $300 worth of bags shipped overnight to Columbia, SC. These bags fit the standards for permanent curation established by the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Each artifact type gets its own bag. Eventually the Kolb Site artifacts will be curated in perpetuity at the Institute… for $200 per bankers box. Remember in an earlier post I said we had 600 plus boxes. If you do the math don’t tell me just send me some money!