Carmel Church Day 2

Today we began to settle into the routine of the excavation, although it was 20 degrees colder today than yesterday. With so many bones exposed from last fall, we were quickly able to define our first jacket, which contains a vertebra, several ribs, and a possible radius (above). By late afternoon we were able to plaster the top surface of this jacket:

Hopefully we’ll be able to turn this jacket tomorrow.

We also continued following the same line of 19 vertebrae we uncovered last year. We removed most of these in the fall, but several remained in the ground. It turns out the column doesn’t stop there, as this afternoon we found the 20th in the series, as indicated by the red arrow:

Tomorrow there is rain in the forecast, but I’m hoping it will hold off until the afternoon so we can turn the first jacket.

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