Spring Break 2013

Jake in a classic archaeology pose

petrified wood -- continously eroding out of sediments

Jake is out at Northern Arizona University pursuing his Masters degree, and Ellen and I went out west to assist him in his field survey at the Petrified National Forest.  Beautiful high desert with stunning lithics just sitting out on the surface!  I finally understood what “surface survey” really meant, which is in great contrast to the must-dig-to-find resources here in the Northeast.  We walked miles and miles of transects over the course of four days, and Jake found he has enough data for his thesis. It was great having someone else be in charge, for a change!