Jamaica State Park Archaeology Dig: Day 7, August 17
We are extending the 1 x 1 m excavation blocks to the south and to the east. The soil in this area is very thin, both the artifact rich dark layer and the lower soil horizon. Glacially deposited boulders and cobbles were encountered almost immediately. We gave also begun to excavate a trench where the a waterline will run and artifacts are also beginning to appear, although at lower densities thus far. I also just finished a presentation on our ongoing excavations at the state park nature pavilion that was quite well-attended and had an extended Q & A session.