Digging at the ‘cello

The weather has finally cleared up and it was back up to the house for excavation today.

From our unit we have two amazing views.  One is, of course, the house itself.  In the other direction we have the gardens and a beautiful vista of the mountains in their fall colors.  This picture was taken two weeks ago, so the colors are even prettier now.

Our unit is right next to the house.  There is nothing like two people shoveling a hole in Jefferson’s lawn to invite curiosity.  I have found I really enjoy answering people’s questions and explaining the archaeology to them.  Which is good – because this close to the house we get a lot of visitors!

These are two beautiful pieces of porcelain that popped out of our square today.  Notice the gilt overglaze on the lower sherd.  Now when people ask if we have found any gold I can finally say “yes!”

Isn’t it lucky to love your job?


About A Traveler's Yarn

I am a twenty-something obsessive knitter and traveler, living on Catalina Island.
This entry was posted in Archaeology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s