As is traditional at the end of a field season, things started getting a bit exciting. The possible burial we found in STPs yesterday proved to be the real thing this morning, and the feature we worked on on Monday also turned out to be a burial. It is the deepest burial I’ve seen at Nuvuk in the fifteen years I’ve worked there. It appears to contain two children, covered in fur. We hope to finish it tomorrow.
I had hoped to be done with the DWF today, but fish bones kept coming, along with an arrowpoint, a worked walrus humerus, some worked bird bone, what look like a broken needle, and more lithics. Recording all that with the transit took time. We still had the windbreak up, but there wasn’t much wind, and since it was the second warm day in a row, the mosquitos were swarming. Thank goodness I always have bug dope in my pack, or I don’t think much would have gotten done.
In other good new, the replacement for the Nikon Coolpix S9100 which I had for a week before it stopped working arrived, so I will have a pocket camera for snapshots. More pictures for here without lugging the D200 home to download the card every night.