|The 2018 field school crew! From left to right: (back row) Alex, Alix, Emma, and Brianna; (front row) Emily, Kathryn, and Ella.|
|Emma and Emily talk to the public!|
In terms of the dig itself, we started with eight units, arranged around the northeast corner of Penhallow House. Generally, we wanted to fill in some gaps in our knowledge about the Penhallow site from the past two years of digging. Penhallow is also slated for rehabilitation in the next few years, so further research on the artifacts recovered during the dig could help us interpret the house accurately in the future. Most of our artifacts, such as broken glass, ceramics, and metal, we found in a so-called brick-y layer, which was almost fifty centimeters (about one and a half feet) deep in some places! At the end of the field school, we had dug almost a meter (three feet) deep and found what may be part of the same cobblestone feature that last year's field school had also uncovered!
|The field crew working!|
|Making maps of the unit walls|