Shiloh Mounds Archeological Project

 

Photographic catalog - November 17, 2003

SEAC archeologists David Bleckley and Robert Moses cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' on the southeastern side of Mound A (facing NNW).

SEAC archeologists David Bleckley and Robert Moses cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' on the southeastern side of Mound A (facing NNW).

Wide shot of Mound A excavation trenches, note the disassembly of the excavation unit escape stairs in the background (facing NNW).

SEAC archeologists Ehren Habela and Steven Kidd disassemble the excavation unit escape stairs near the northern end of Mound A (facing NNW).

SEAC archeologists David Bleckley and Robert Moses cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' on the southeastern side of Mound A (facing NNW).

SEAC archeologists David Bleckley and Robert Moses cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' on the southeastern side of Mound A (facing NNW).

 

SEAC archeologists Ehren Habela and Steven Kidd disassemble the excavation unit escape stairs near the northern end of Mound A (facing NNW).

SEAC archeologist Robert Moses (front) cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' as SEAC archeologist David Bleckley excavates in one of three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing S).

SEAC archeologist Robert Moses (front) cleaning out the loose fill which covers the floor of the 'backhoe trench' as SEAC archeologist David Bleckley excavates in one of three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing S).

SEAC archeologist Case Robbertson on the western apron of Mound A coiling the hoses used to waterscreen moundfill during excavations at Mound A (facing WNW).

Mound A western apron as 2003 field season winds down, note the lack of a water supply line crossing the apron en route toward the southern waterscreening area (facing WSW).

Mound A western apron as 2003 field season winds down (facing SW).

 

Atop Mound A, SEAC archeologist David Bleckley proudly displays a carved bone pin which he discovered in one of the three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing SE).

Atop Mound A, SEAC archeologist David Bleckley proudly displays a carved bone pin which he discovered in one of the three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing SE).

Carved bone pin recovered from N38 E184 at 720 cmbd.

Carved bone pin recovered from N38 E184 at 720 cmbd.

Carved bone pin recovered from N38 E184 at 720 cmbd.

Carved bone pin recovered from N38 E184 at 720 cmbd.

 

SEAC archeologist David Bleckley proudly displays a carved bone pin which he discovered in one of the three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing SW).

SEAC archeologist David Bleckley proudly displays a carved bone pin which he discovered in one of the three exploratory test excavation units dug into the western profile of the 'backhoe trench' of Mound A (facing SW).

(L to R) Project leader John Cornelison, project geomorphologist, James Kocis and Lara Homsey discussing the end of the Shiloh Mound A 2003 field season on the apron of Mound A (facing SE).

(L to R) Project leader John Cornelison, project geomorphologist, James Kocis and Lara Homsey discussing the end of the Shiloh Mound A 2003 field season on the apron of Mound A (facing SE).

(L to R) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey and James Kocis (facing NW).

(L to R) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey and James Kocis (facing NW).

 

(L to R) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey and James Kocis (facing NW).

(L to R) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey and James Kocis (facing NW).

(L to R) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey and James Kocis (facing NW).

Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood (center) explaining the stratigraphy of Mound A to assistants Lara Homsey (left) and James Kocis (right) (facing NW).

Mound A western apron as 2003 field season winds down (facing SSW).

(bottom to top) Project volunteers Lara Homsey, James Kocis, and project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood taking micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of Mound A as SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd records their location on Mound A profile maps (facing S).

 

(R to L) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood, and project volunteers Lara Homsey and James Kocis taking micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of Mound A as SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd records their location on Mound A profile maps (facing NW).

(R to L) Project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood, and project volunteers Lara Homsey and James Kocis taking micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of Mound A as SEAC archeologist Steven Kidd records their location on Mound A profile maps (facing NW).

Mound A western apron as 2003 field season winds down (facing SSW).

Mound A western apron as 2003 field season winds down (facing SSW).

Project leader David Anderson's Dodge pick-up truck with a load of project refuse to be taken to the 'Crump Dump.'

Project leader David Anderson's Dodge pick-up truck with a load of project refuse to be taken to the 'Crump Dump.'

 

(L to R) Project volunteers James Kocis, Lara Homsey, and SEAC archeologist Christopher Lydick collecting micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of the main Mound A excavation trench (facing NW).

Project leader John Cornelison (foreground) watches as (L to R) project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood, project volunteers James Kocis, Lara Homsey, and SEAC archeologist Christopher Lydick collect micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of the main Mound A excavation trench (facing NW).

Project leader John Cornelison (foreground) watches as (L to R) project geomorphologist Sarah Sherwood, project volunteers James Kocis, Lara Homsey, and SEAC archeologist Christopher Lydick collect micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of the main Mound A excavation trench (facing NW).

(L to R) Project volunteers James Kocis, Lara Homsey, and SEAC archeologist Christopher Lydick collecting micromorphological block samples from the western profile wall of the main Mound A excavation trench (facing NW).

N40 E184 (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184 (floor at 788 cmbd).

 

N40 E184 (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184 (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184 (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 788 cmbd).

 

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 788 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 788 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

 

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184 (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184, west wall profile (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184, west wall profile (floor at 751 cmbd).

N38 E184, west wall profile (floor at 751 cmbd).

 

Project volunteer Shawn Moore pumping rainwater out of a small exploratory trench at the base of the southern profile of Mound A (facing NNE).

N56-N57 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N56-N57 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N57-N58 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N57-N58 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N57-N58 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

 

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

 

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd)
 

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N59-N60 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

 

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N58-N59 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N57-N58 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

N57-N58 E180, west wall profile (floor at 327 cmbd).

Project leader John Cornelison (left) and SEAC crew chief Chuck Lawson (right) disassembling the northern photographic deer stand atop Mound A (facing NNW).

SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (foreground) and the removal of the rail system from the northern portion of the Mound A excavation trench (background) (facing N).

 

SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (foreground) and the removal of the rail system from the northern portion of the Mound A excavation trench (background) (facing N).

SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (foreground) and the removal of the rail system from the northern portion of the Mound A excavation trench (background) (facing NNW).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

 

N40 E184, south and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, south and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, north and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, north and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, north and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, north and west wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

 

N40 E184, north wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, north wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, south wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

N40 E184, south wall profile (floor at 806 cmbd).

SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (facing NNW).

SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (facing NNW).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SEAC field crew wrapping up excavations at Mound A with the removal of micromorphological block samples (facing NNW).

Wide view of Mound A excavations as the 2003 field season winds down (facing N)

Wide view of Mound A excavations as the 2003 field season winds down (facing N)

Wide view of Mound A excavations as the 2003 field season winds down (facing N)

View of western apron of Mound A showing large pile of sandbags which will be used to close down the site over the next few days (facing WNW).

 

 

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