Pottery, Backfill, and Backhoes

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The MSU field school at Aztalan State Park has concluded.  The tents are packed, the gear stowed in the trucks for the trip back to East Lansing, and the excavation units so meticulously dug by the archeologists over the past month were filled in by backhoes in a matter of hours.

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On the last day of excavations, profiling, drawing, and photographing, several interesting artifacts were recovered.  One of the more interesting items was a beautiful rim sherd from shell tempered vessel with a curvilinear design.

 

This will not be my final post on the MSU excavations.  More posts will be forthcoming as I process the remaining pictures from the last day of excavations at the site.