I’m ‘up north’, as we say in Minnesota. I’m leading my first Minnesota archaeology field school. We’ve been surveying the shoreline of Roosevelt Lake in Cass/Crow Wing Counties. I’m having a blast (and feeling really guilty that I’m not writing my Aniakchak report). We’ve found a couple of sites, had some fascinating exchanges with a group of Native American interns, and enjoyed being in the north woods.
Right now I’m sitting on the porch of a cabin near where we’re staying, listening to loons call and watching the mist move past the far shore.It’s pretty sweet.
My crew is great – a really fun bunch of students. They’re learning the ropes and working hard. We’re invited to dinner at a cabin across the lake, so I have to keep this short. Two more days of digging and then we’re off to our next project.