alumni magazine

Archaeology at Kelly Forks, North Idaho

This 2012 field season marks the third summer that the University of Idaho (UI) has held an archaeological field school at the Kelly Forks Work Center site, a prehistoric upland hunting camp on the North Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho. I’m Laura, a graduate student at UI and my master’s thesis will detail our investigations from 2010 through 2012. The field work schedule goes from Mondays through Thursdays so my hands and feet are cleaner today than they have been all week. I have spent my June 29th copying forms, writing emails, uploading photos, and performing a myriad of other minor tasks (removing sediment from equipment) and domestic routines (laundry) which are all reserved for Fridays. I don’t think much elaboration is needed on this aspect, but it’s all linked to recuperation from the labors of this week and preparation for that of next week. (more…)