Archive for August, 2012

Summer 2012: Week 5. Kellie Clark

Friday, August 10th, 2012

It’s the end of another week and a busy one. We normally go to the site on Fridays but because it’s so close to the crew leaving the site and heading back to Newfoundland there wasn’t much for us to do out there so we stayed in the lab and started to pack up the artifacts. Last friday we had a beautiful, extremely hot day out to the site. The house was coming along very well. Myself and Chelsea shared a unit again and it was much better then the week before. I found a some iron, bone, a piece of soapstone and a bead. At the end of the day the crew came into town for the weekend and myself and Chelsea prepared a bbq at Chelsea’s house for supper. There was so much food and it was all very good! I think everyone enjoyed their weekend into town and they headed back out on Sunday. Summer is soon coming to an end and as the crew leaves the site on Wednesday, August 15th, myself and Chelsea have some last minute things left to do in the lab.  Overall, it was a great summer and we worked with such an awesome crew. It’s sad to see it all come to an end once again, but maybe i’ll be back for another digging season next summer :)

Chelsea Morris- August 3rd; Pigeon Cove

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We are back from another successful week in the lab and a very enjoyable day out to the site on Friday, August 3rd. Myself and Kellie headed out to the dig site on Friday, after being up to our eyes in artifacts at the lab. This week we received a large variety of artifacts that were very interesting not only to us but also to the public. This week we had quite a few people coming into the lab to look at the artifacts that had been brought in. A lot of people were quite interested in the full soapstone oil lamp, or the miniature soapstone oil lamp or even a pendant. There has been a lot of interest in the artifacts this year, and we try to explain to everyone what we know about the site as best we can.
On Friday we headed out early in the morning for a beautiful day at the site. We got right to work at our own unit once we arrived. The weather was beautiful with the sun shining and a slight breeze coming off the water. By lunch time the wind had died down, and it was very hot. Lisa and the crew still haven’t found the entrance passage exactly and it is interesting for each new unit to be opened up, hoping to find it. Our unit was pretty mild. The ground was a lot better to deal with as well as the sod. We found a bit of bone, soapstone, and Kellie found a bead ! It was a good day. We finished up early that day because Lisa and the crew were coming into town for the weekend. Overall it was a great experience once again ! :)

Kellie Clark- Pigeon Cove, Summer 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

It’s my second summer working with Lisa and her crew and so far it’s very enjoyable.  This year the site is out to Pigeon Cove where Lisa and her students are digging the one house. Myself and Chelsea have been out for one friday digging, the other fridays we were supposed to head out the weather did not cooperate with us.  Me and Chelsea shared a unit, in one area where Lisa thought might be the entrance passage because at that time they still never found it which was making them pretty frustrated. In this unit we found some bone, iron, ceramics, and flint. There are a lot of artifacts being found in this house, including a complete soapstone oil lamp which is very cool! Also lots of iron, ceramics, pipe stems and pieces of pipe bowls. We are busy working in the lab, washing and cataloguing all the artifacts that are being brought in. It it definitely keeping us busy. Overall it is a great summer, with a great crew to work with.