We returned to Carmel church today for our first excavation of 2011. I’m planning to spend a week here, with Brett, Tim, and students from Roanoke College, William and Mary, and Virginia Tech. It poured rain here Saturday and Sunday so I was worried about the excavation this morning, but it was bright and sunny, and not nearly as muddy as I had feared. We were able to start removing overlying sediment right away.
By early afternoon a number of bones and teeth started showing up. Christina Byrd had particularly good luck today, finding this turtle plate in the morning: