At the Bird-Houston Site we spent the first part of the week mapping and photographing our features. Before they start excavating Archaeologists always make a careful record, by drawings and photographs, of whatever they are going to dig into. And then the payoff – actually digging into the features to find out what they hold. So far we are finding ceramics, glass, and a few other things from the 1770 to 1820 period. One pit holds an assortment of badly rusted iron artifacts. The slightly curved object in the lower right is a thin sheet, folded over, and it may be the iron tip from a wooden shovel. We don’t have any good guesses yet about the others.