My first student volunteer just walked in at 9:55 am. Davis is in my Summer II Introductory class Anthropology 101 Primates, People and Prehistory. Davis is now equipped with a rather expensive, fragile and hard to replace item of lab equipment and has commenced Day of Archaeology work. Using this item he is carefully removing the sandy soil that adheres to our artifacts. Using a basin filled with two gallons of warm water he cleans stone flakes discarded during the manufacture of stone tools, 2500 year old and 2000 year old Native American pottery sherds, some brick fragments, petrified wood, and a small broken arrow point made of crystal quartz.
That rather expensive, fragile and hard to replace item of lab equipment is a tooth brush from the dollar store!