Wintery Survey

Take me to the sites!

Take me to the sites!

A small site-relocation project cropped up, and so did a bit of nice weather, thus back into the field for a day or two we go. A seismic program had some testing lines placed close to known historic sites, so the government wanted some lucky archaeologist to go out there and flag off the sites so that everyone would know not to drill a big testing hole through something cool.

Recording is so hard when your hands are frozen.

Recording is so hard when your hands are frozen.

One of the sites was a historic telegraph station – in my mind I was picturing something far more cool than the large circular depression it ended up being. There was a second depression nearby that also received some staking and flagging, what it once was – who knows.

Oooo the unexciting second site!

Oooo the unexciting second site!

There was a second site to look at as well – another depression, woohoo! We also discovered, on one of the company’s latest revisions, there was a line that would potentially cross through an area of numerous stone circles. I thought – yay, finally something to see! But alas, it turned out to be a very ploughed field.

Just chilling out on the river.

Here beaver, beaver, beaver!

So, overall, the archaeology was a bit disappointing but the valley was really quite nice and once the sun came out and the wind died down it was quite enjoyable walking down the frozen river hunting for beaver lodges.

 

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