2008 Blogs & Photos

Update 7 (Read the entire post)

It is hard to believe the field season is over! We successfully cataloged, reconstructed, drew, and photographed all the key artifacts and backfilled every excavation.  Everyone should be back home as of this posting....

Update 6 (Read the entire post)

We had our traditional Baron Bliss Day barbeque today.  We had grilled chicken cooked over a zapote wood fire with tortillas, potato salad, our special spicy barbeque sauce, and brownies for desert.  It was...

Update 5 (Read the entire post)

We have been slowed down by the weather this week.  We lost part of the week to rain.  We badly needed water to fill the tanks for drinking and bathing - as well as time to wash artifacts, but digging and f...

Update 4 (Read the entire post)

It has been a fast-paced week. We are continuing to clear and cut into all of the excavations and are beginning to find burials and caches in many of them.  Most of the structures in Culebras only have cut s...

Update 3 (Read the entire post)

After 24 field seasons (and countless excavations) we uncovered the first chert eccentrics from Caracol today!  There were 3 chert eccentrics (1 is clearly visible in the photo) along with 7 eccentric obsidians, spondlyus shell, and inlay fragments from a mirror. It was an elaborate cache pla...

Update 2 (Read the entire post)

It is HOT this evening; rain and lightning moved through the area, but left us dry.  Hopefully it will cool off some before morning.

Update 1 (Read the entire post)

The field season is well underway.  Camp is up and running, all the staff and students are on site, the structures have been cleared, and we have started clearing humus on the excavations. We are looking forward to an excellent season!

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