The Excavation: Day 4

By Rory McEathron

Our archaeological dig led us to 19th-century remnants of an old building behind Corktree Beach today. The building, which the Museum Director believes was originally known as Corktree Plantation, is today simply a pile of burned and broken rocks—however, the ruins are littered with broken ceramic fragments. Most of the shards are blue and white, while others are various shades of red, green and brown.These fragments, which date from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, are easy to see on the screen. When compared to the dark brown beads and bone fragments that we’ve been finding, these vivid shards seem to jump from the ground. We also began using a laser range finder today. Instead of pacing out every distance, we simply press a button and the exact distance is projected onto the tiny screen.I always find the new technology incredible…how can a tiny device have so much processing power? I guess that’s why I’m not a computer programmer!Day five tomorrow — all the holes should be finished by the end of the day.