We spent most of the day with shovel testing, shooting in pits and moving gravel. The gravel moving was in aid of getting a better look at the worked wood protruding from the erosion face at what appears to be the Ipiutak level. So far, there seems to have been a fire and a lot of ash in association with one of the wood features, and it’s not clear if it was a hearth or a structure that burned accidentally. Opening it up a bit more would help, but it is under a lot of gravel.
The crew did yeoman work, and much gravel was moved, so we can get a look tomorrow. There is actually a frozen layer under where most of them are standing, which will have thawed by tomorrow if we are lucky.