Shiloh Mounds Archeological Project

 

Photographic catalog - May 31, 2002

Early morning atop Mound A. Jessica McNeil (foreground) takes notes as (L to R) Chuck Lawson, Jennifer Bedell, Ben Barnes, and Josh Wells continue to excavate (facing N).

Chuck Lawson and Jennifer Bedell (background) discuss stratigraphy as Ben Barnes and Josh Wells open new units on either side of the 2001 control trench (facing NNE).

SEAC field crew working at removing zone A overburden from new units on either side of 2001 control trench (facing S).

SEAC field crew working at removing zone A overburden from new units on either side of 2001 control trench (facing S).

Fill from Mound A is waterscreened at one of three screening stations at the base of the mound (facing WSW).

(close-up) Fill from Mound A is waterscreened at one of three screening stations at the base of the mound (facing WSW).

 

Work continues atop Mound A despite the high temperatures and lack of shade (facing N).

SEAC field crew continues to strip zone A overburden from new units on either side of 2001 control trench (facing N).

Two SEAC field crew members take a break from excavation to work on a carpentry project in the shade by the trailer while SEAC crew chief Tammy Cooper (foreground) ascends Mound A (facing W).

Two SEAC field crew members take a break from excavation to work on a carpentry project in the shade by the trailer while SEAC crew chief Tammy Cooper (foreground) ascends Mound A (facing W).

Freshly cut plywood sheets (foreground) provide protective surfaces for exposed excavation surfaced (facing NE).

SEAC field crew excavating atop Mound A (facing SE).

 

As SEAC field crew continues excavating atop Mound A, SEAC archeologist Zuli Gokay (foreground) deals with problematic roots (facing SE).

A copperhead snake which took up residence under the stairway ascending the West face of Mound A (facing E).

(close-up) A copperhead snake which took up residence under the stairway ascending the West face of Mound A (facing E).

Stairs ascending West face of Mound A under which a copperhead snake was found to reside (facing E).

(close-up) A copperhead snake which took up residence under the stairway ascending the West face of Mound A (facing E).

(close-up) A copperhead snake which took up residence under the stairway ascending the West face of Mound A (facing E).

 

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen and Park Superintendent Woody Harrell (in uniforms) drop by to discuss progress with SEAC crew chief Tammy Cooper and project leader John Cornelison (facing SSE).

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen and Park Superintendent Woody Harrell (in uniforms) drop by to discuss progress with SEAC crew chief Tammy Cooper and project leader John Cornelison (facing SSE).

Under the hot mid-day sun excavations atop Mound A continue (facing NNE).

By mid afternoon shade covers much of the summit of Mound A (facing SSE).

By mid afternoon shade covers much of the summit of Mound A (facing SSE).

By mid afternoon shade covers much of the summit of Mound A (facing SSE).

 

Project leader John Cornelison (seated, center) discusses progress with SEAC field crew members atop Mound A (facing N).

SEAC archeologist Jessica McNeil (left) pauses in the shade while SEAC archeologist Josh Wells (right) removes overburden from a unit just east of the 2001 control trench (facing N).

Under the shade of the paperwork canopy atop Mound A, SEAC archeologist Ben Barnes receives a new unit assignment from SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson (facing W).

Looking South along 2001 control trench and newly opened units atop Mound A.

Morning atop Mound A, SEAC archeologist Jessica McNeil (foreground) takes notes while (left to right) SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson watches Josh Wells and Ben Barnes continue to excavate (facing N).

SEAC field crew excavating atop Mound A (facing SE).

 

SEAC field crew excavating atop Mound A (facing SE).

SEAC field crew excavating atop Mound A, note newly opened units around tree stump in foreground (facing NNE).

Project leader John Cornelison (left) assists SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd with a carpentry project (facing W).

(close-up) A copperhead snake which took up residence under the stairway ascending the West face of Mound A (facing E).

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen and Park Superintendent Woody Harrell (in uniforms) drop by to discuss progress with SEAC crew chief Tammy Cooper and project leader John Cornelison (facing SSE).

SEAC field crew excavating atop Mound A, note newly opened units around tree stump in foreground (facing NNE).

 

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Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen (in uniform) and Project leader John Cornelison (right) inspect the safety of the rail system (facing W).

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen (in uniform) and Project leader John Cornelison (right) inspect the safety of the rail system (facing W).

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen (in uniform) and Project leader John Cornelison (right) watch as excavations continue atop Mound A (facing S).

Shiloh chief ranger Stacy Allen (in uniform) and Project leader John Cornelison (right) watch as excavations continue atop Mound A (facing S)

 

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