By Rob Jones, Preservation Fellow
This summer, during our work at Fornholt, we were lucky enough to be joined by Josh Gilbrech, a photographer from Tucson. He took a time-lapse video of excavations in progress at the deep test unit on the two-story section of the site.
Josh’s video gives you a sense of the speed at which we excavate, especially in complex contexts like this room. As preservation archaeologists, we make an effort to excavate as few units as possible and limit our impact on the site. It is imperative that we obtain highest-quality data from our units.
This room yielded a number of burnt roof beams, multiple surfaces, and a quantity of burnt corn, giving us a substantial amount of information from a relatively small excavation unit. Here is a unique snapshot of a day’s work—one of many—at just one of our units. Enjoy!