Wednesday, July 4, 2012

At long last...

586,394* sherds
1,289 lots
6 lab seasons
1 dedicated crew

I would like to announce that we’re officially done classifying the ceramics from the 2007 excavations.  I’d like to thank everyone who washed, classified, skimmed, cataloged, entered data, or supplied coffee to make getting here possible.

Now we just have to make sense out the boogers.  This will require more coffee.

Judith and Janeth classifying the very last lot

*Give or take a few dozen.  We still have to enter the last two weeks of classifications into the database and differences between the rough count at washing and the final classification can cause the numbers to bounce around a bit.