It was fairly windy today, which made it a bit colder. The GPR sleds are working much better, and even what they got yesterday looks promising without elevation correction. They used a backpack Trimble GPS unit to get accurate elevations, and will use that to correct the GPR images.
The burial is becoming more complicated. There are indeed 2 primary individuals, the most recent (a woman, we think) one whose grave cross-cut another smaller person’s grave. The woman had a couple of leg bones from a smaller person in her “box”, which may or may not come from the smaller person whose grave was cross-cut. There were also a few cranial fragments from a small child in the box, and a few elements from a sub-adult (but not the small child) turned up today. There is also a pelvis from a large man, which makes at least 5 individuals. If the leg bones don’t come from the second grave, it could be six.
We have expanded a bit and aren’t seeing much sign of any grave structures, so we are beginning to wonder if some of these individuals aren’t buried some meters away, with a few parts having been moved by vehicular traffic. This may wind up being a case for the GPR.