Shiloh Mounds Archeological Project

 

Photographic catalog - May 30, 2002

First full day of excavations on top of Mound A. (in trench L to R) SEAC archeologists Steven Kidd and Kellei Jefferson, (east of trench are SEAC archeologists Robert Moses and Jessica McNeil (facing NE).

SEAC field crew opening new units to the east and west of the control trench atop the mound (facing NE).

New excavation units have been delineated on either side of the 2001 control trench (facing SE).

Jessica McNeil (foreground) and other SEAC field crew members work to expand units along the 2001 control trench (facing N).

SEAC archeologist Robert Moses working in a unit close to the eroding edge of Mound A (facing E).

Project volunteer Addison Carter and SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd working on the mound summit (facing NE).

 

View of Mound A summit (facing SE).

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd (foreground) adds a switch line to the rail system as SEAC archeologist Josh Wells and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson prepare to excavate (facing NE).

View of the opened north trench showing extent of 2001 excavations, taken from the top of Mound A (facing N).

View of the opened north trench and stairs looking south toward mound summit.

Barrels of dirt are sent from the top of the mound to be water screened .

View of rail system and water screening station to the north side of Mound A.

 

SEAC field crew members excavating and preparing paperwork on top of Mound A.

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd creates a switch line to the rail system so buckets of fill can be moved out of line to allow full buckets to pass.

SEAC archeologist Christopher Lydick opens the first of many units atop Mound A containing large roots from the stumps of large trees recently removed from Mound A.

SEAC field SEAC crew chiefs and members work to expand the previous season's excavations on top of Mound A (facing SE).

SEAC archeologist Rachel Horlings and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson remove a large stone from a CWA stairway located on the southeast slope of Mound A.

SEAC archeologists Heather Mustonen, Jessica McNeil, Rachel Horlings and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson remove several large stones that are part of a CWA staircase leading up the southeastern slope of Mound A.

 

SEAC archeologist Rachel Horlings and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson remove a large stone from a CWA stairway located on the southeast slope of Mound A.

SEAC archeologists Heather Mustonen and Jessica McNeil work to remove the CWA staircase leading up the southeastern slope of Mound A.

Water from the Tennessee River was pumped daily up to this 2,500 gallon holding tank, and then pumped to the water screen area on the opposite side of Mound A.

SEAC field crew removes CWA stone stairway located to the east of the covered southern control trench (facing NE).

SEAC field crew removes stones near the top of the southern slope of Mound A. Note the view of the Tennessee River in the background.

SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson and SEAC archeologist Josh Wells next to the 2,500 gallon water reservoir.

 

SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson points to the new function of the CWA staircase stones.

View of the equipment trailer from south of Mound A.

SEAC archeologist Jessica McNeil and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson on the wooden staircase on the south side of Mound A. (Facing NE).

A view of the steep slope the water from the river must be pumped up.

SEAC archeologists Steven Kidd and Robert Moses work on the pump on the top of the riprap.

View of Mound A south slope, backdirt from 2001 season in foreground (facing NE).

 

View of Mound A south slope, backdirt from 2001 season in foreground (facing NE).

Wide shot of riprap and retaining wall stabilizing Mound A (facing N).

Wide shot of SEAC field crew preparing to set up pumping equipment on retaining wall stabilizing Mound A (facing N).

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd (top) watches as SEAC Robert Moses and Chris Lydick (bottom) connect hoses to the gas powered pump (facing N).

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd (top) watches as Robert Moses and Chris Lydick (bottom) prime the gas powered pump (facing N).

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd continues to oversee pumping operations atop the retaining wall stabilizing Mound A (facing N).

 

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd continues to oversee pumping operations atop the retaining wall stabilizing Mound A (facing N).

Soaking wet, SEAC archeologists Christopher Lydick and Robert Moses monitor pump as water is pumped up to reservoir tank at Plaza level (facing E).

Soaking wet, SEAC archeologists Christopher Lydick and Robert Moses monitor pump as water is pumped up to reservoir tank at Plaza level (facing E).

SEAC archeologist Robert Moses waits in the shade while Christopher Lydick relaxes by the Tennessee River, waiting for the reservoir at Plaza level to fill with water (facing E).

SEAC archeologist Robert Moses waits in the shade while Christopher Lydick relaxes by the Tennessee River, waiting for the reservoir at Plaza level to fill with water (facing SE).

Micromorphological block samples of clays taken from eroded face of riverbank underlying Mound A (facing W).

 

SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd continues to oversee pumping operations atop the retaining wall stabilizing Mound A (facing N).

SEAC crew chiefs Tammy Cooper and Chuck Lawson discuss field logistics with project leader John Cornelison during mid-afternoon break (facing W).

SEAC crew chiefs Tammy Cooper and Chuck Lawson discuss field logistics with project leader John Cornelison during mid-afternoon break (facing W).

SEAC archeologist Jessica McNeil and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson discuss stratigraphy as Robert Moses looks on (facing W).

SEAC archeologists, Jessica McNeil, Steven Kidd, and Jennifer Bedell expand 2001 control trench atop Mound A by opening new stratigraphic units on either side while Chuck Lawson (foreground), and Robert Moses takes notes. Project leader John Cornelison (center) oversees. (facing N).

SEAC archeologists, Jessica McNeil, Steven Kidd, and Jennifer Bedell expand 2001 control trench atop Mound A by opening new stratigraphic units on either side while Chuck Lawson (foreground), and Robert Moses takes notes. Project leader John Cornelison (center) oversees. (facing N).

 

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(left to right) Heather Mustonen, Chuck Lawson, Rachel Horlings, and Jennifer Bedell remove stone staircase from south face of Mound A (facing ESE).

(left to right) Heather Mustonen, Chuck Lawson, Rachel Horlings, and Jennifer Bedell remove stone staircase from south face of Mound A (facing ESE).

SEAC crew chiefs Tammy Cooper and Chuck Lawson discuss field logistics with project leader John Cornelison during mid-afternoon break (facing W).

SEAC crew chiefs Tammy Cooper and Chuck Lawson discuss field logistics with project leader John Cornelison during mid-afternoon break (facing W).

 

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