Field work to prepare for field school

It was a very cold day on January 3rd, 2018 (15 degrees!) but we spent several hours at the site doing some basic mapping and developing hypothesis questions to test during the upcoming UCA field school. We have three areas to test, which include the possible officers quarters, the possible location of the hospital, and a possible well enclosure. Six students are registered for the first field school to be held in May 2018. Students will focus on exposing the foundations of these three features and putting excavation units in and around possible high traffic areas. Students will also be working with a total station (on loan from the Arkansas Archeological Survey) so we can begin a program of landscape mapping to more fully understand the relationship of exposed features and to create a digital elevation map.

Dr. McKinnon looking very cold!