Last Time in the Lab

We started out our last day in the lab with a lecture on ornaments from Kari.  Ornaments are items such as pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and ear spools.  They are made from different materials such as shells, stones, and a combination of both items.  After the lecture we then proceeded to identify and measure ornaments from some of the different sites Crow Canyon has worked on.  Later on in the morning we moved out to the back patio to make our own ornaments.  This process gave us a unique perspective on how much intricate detail went in to the production of pendants, bracelets, and beads.

While we ate lunch we had a brown bag forum with our Native American Scholar in Residence Jon Byrn.  He gave us a lecture on Decolonizing Anthropology.  After the lecture we returned to the lab to take float samples for the remainder of the afternoon.  We wanted to thank Kari and the rest of the Lab Staff for the remarkable job they did in putting together a informative and enjoyable experience, while we were at Crow Canyon field school.

Chris Mayo



Author: Crow Canyon College Field School

Mission The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to advance and share knowledge of the human experience through archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians.

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