Hey everybody! Its looks like everyone is having a wonderful times at the park and I'm glad. I actually got a chance to see some of you all at the training sessions and that was phenomenal. I cannot wait until the whole group reunites. That time is steadily approaching. Week 3 at Colonial was a very good one that involved me taking in an archaeological dig with the cultural resource specialist Jonathan Connolly and meeting David Briggs and Melanie Pereira, who are the Curators of the park. This week served as a finale to my experiences with the interpretive division of the National Park Service, and really helped to tie everything together. Firstly, I took part in a dig with cultural resource specialist Jonathan Connolly. This dig had to take place in order to determine if the ground in front of the ranger office was of historical significance. In working with Jonathan, we found a vast amount of old brick, mortar, an oyster shell, and some hand-made nails. I had the chance to personally get down in the hole and take part in some digging, and also sifting through the dirt for artifacts. This dig with Jonathan was a much needed experience, because it prepared me for my meeting with the curators of the park.
|Sifting through dirt|
|Digging to reach the 2nd level|
|Folders Me and Dave were checking|
|Dave Searching through files for a binder.|