Thursday, July 19, 2012


Today we're finishing getting everything prepared for our trip to Turkey. We will be doing an archaeological survey there (different from an excavation like we did here). Right now we are going through and making sure we have all of the equipment we will need. Our visas are already in order: we leave tomorrow. We won't have internet where we're staying over there, so this will be the last of the blog for a while, but we'll post again about how it was when we get back in the middle of August.
Thanks for sticking with us, and hope you have enjoyed the blog.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The trench has been filled in...

...and now you can hardly tell we were there.

Moving the Block (video)

So I know everyone heard that we made a short clip about the moving of the block. Due to some recording issues, we weren't able to do a voice-over, but the clip seems to be fairly self explanatory! If you have any questions at all, or even a quick little comment, be SURE to leave us a comment below!

The block's new home is over by the entrance columns that were salvaged from Minshall, which are now in Walker circle between the Hub and East College.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's Wednesday!

Along with working on the report we've been writing, we've also gotten a few other things done around here so far this week.

1. We removed the limestone block. It is temporarily over by Minshall's columns. Here is a photo: a video of the moving process will follow later this week.

2. We've sorted through the bricks and pulled out all of the nice, unbroken ones. We hope they will be used in a Minshall memorial site in the new dining hall.

3. We've started filling the trench back in, with all the broken bricks and other large pieces of rubble we removed. The dirt should go back in later today, or maybe tomorrow. It's a bit sad to know it's over, but at the same time it was really fun to throw everything back in.

4. We've tested the GPS elevation mapping system and it works fine. The hard part was getting it off of the gadget an onto the computer, and then trying to overlay it with areial imagery. This will be very important to us when we go to Turkey later this summer, so we need to know how it works, and that it does, in fact, work. I think we've got it mostly figured out now though.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Some news for today:

Here's yet another article about us:
The "Photos" and "Saying and Quotes" pages have been updated,

And we've finished the baulk drawings, color-coding included, and started writing up our paper/report on the the past few days have been really quiet, as will the next few.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Another Article!

Gosh, it seems like everyone likes us! Here's another article from the DePauw Website about us!

"Faculty-Student Dig Yields Artifacts from DePauw's Past"


Poll results

The measurements are in! We stopped digging at the basement floor, one meter and thirteen centimeters below current ground level. Just for reference, one meter and twenty-two centimeters is equal to four feet. Congratulations to everyone who guessed right, but if you didn't, don't feel bad! I guessed wrong too!