Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Schedule

Hi everyone,

As some of you know, Jen and I are both professional archaeologist. We recently began working at an archaeological firm conducting surveys in areas where construction may disturb important archaeological and historic sites here in Florida. We started this Monday and boy was it a hot one!!! It's already in the 90's down here and we were usually in a cow field without any shade.

Anyway, just for proof (and because I think it's a really great shot of Jen) here's a photo of one of the biggest finds, a core used to make stone tools. We don't know really how old it is, but it is at least 400 years old and may be many thousands more. We really needed more artifacts to really get the date nailed down, but it was just a minor survey and didn't require major excavation yet.

In papercutting news, because of the new schedule, I will be making all shipments of pieces and products on the saturday after you purchase them. That is, if you buy something on Monday, it will be mailed the following Saturday. If you purchase something on Friday, It will be sent the next day. We live in hotels during the week so I will not be able to pack and ship anything until we get home on Friday nights, and everything will be shipped the next morning (Saturday).



nootlebot said...

thats really awesome! keep us updated on the other things you find!

Waterrose said...

Very cool. I find pottery remains from the Hohokam indians in my back yard. They date back to the 1450's. In a community pretty close they found a burial site and are now taking measure to move everything. IT was thought that the hohokams didn't move this far outside of Phoenix...but I guess they were wrong.

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a great find! Thanks for sharing.

Beat Black said...

what an interesting career, i agree with nootlebot, id like to see what else you guys find!

tattytiara said...

Oh cool! My father was a helicopter pilot and worked with a lot of archaeologists, and he instilled a great sense of awe in me for artifacts. I don't exactly remember what he said it was for, but this is definitely my favourite:

(found here in Alberta)