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Week 4; 23 Apr - 27 Apr
Topic Started: Apr 23 2012, 02:44 PM (1,155 Views)
SacoHarry
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Alright all, what's happening this week? Besides epic rain!
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Mary has obliged with a great teaser shot from Day 1. Involving very large machines!

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From Mary: "Very rainy on site today (we lost the last hour of the day to the weather), but we did have some big helpers! The digger trucks are taking out a lot of the turf and backfill, and making very quick work of it. I'll try to send updated photos tomorrow but they cleared a LOT of land today."

Now that's what I call speed archaeology. B)
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More big thanks to Mary for another great batch of shots today! Especially given the cold, wind, and rain. Hard days for digging!

Here is an updated plan for Week 4:

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Sites 4a and 4b growing. A new site, 4c, just to the east of the old storehouse first exposed many decades ago. To the east of the path, Sites 1a and 1b seem to have grown and merged too.

From Mary, with her captions:
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"Very cold and windy today with a good amount of rain at the end. Here is a shot of the site looking upward toward the diggers' hut."
(Standing at east edge of 4c, looking NW)

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"Looking down the aqueduct toward the diggers hut."
(Standing at east edge of 4a, looking W)

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"Looking down toward the tool shed."
(Standing at NW edge of 1a, looking SE)

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"Other side of the aqueduct..."
(Standing at NE corner of 4a/4b, looking SW)
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Speaking of the weather not helping, here's today, thanks again to Mary!

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Strange that iPad doesn't allow posting of pics. I don't have an iPad but do have an iPhone -- will try to post using the phone and see what's up.

Also, got another nice batch of end-of-week pictures from Mary -- will try to get them up today!
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As promised, the latest batch from Mary (thanks again!!) for the end of Week 4.

Again as ref, here's the latest plan:
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"Justin did some serious water bailing yesterday,so we were able to get a full day of digging in today! Here is a photo along the aqueduct - some interesting features and surfaces are emerging. Can't wait to hear the reports from next week!" (from E end of 4a looking W)

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"Looking south... Still puddly, but they got a lot done this week! :)" (from N of 1b looking S)

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"The aqueduct area from a different angle..." (from NW of 4a looking SE)

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"Looking toward the diggers hut over area 4 a/b/c. The planks are in place to keep people from completely sinking into the soggy ground. Hope that it dries out a little for next week's crew!" (from 4c looking NW)
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Apr 28 2012, 07:34 AM
Ps if anyone does know how to post photos using iPhone/iPad would be very helpful.
Still checking the admin boards to see if there's a way to make it possible to upload iPad/iPhone pictures to a post. The basic problem is that with an iPhone/iPad there's no real "file system" that you can access. Without a folder to go to in order to grab a picture, the WeDig site has no idea how to find the photos stored on the device. But there are some pretty clever folks out there, someone might have designed a workaround. Will keep checking.
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