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Day 18:

Posted on June 21, 2013

Today I attempted to get out into the field to see if I could find any artifacts. I stayed along the shore where I think people would fish or throw nets. After a few hours of searching through piles of rocks along the shore I found one interesting rock that looked like a fishing weight, two rocks that looked like there was cut holes, and another rock that was bright red. So I ended up taking the rocks and a GPS points where I found the rocks, then I headed back to Basecamp for some lunch. I was able to ask Dr. Lipo and Dr. Hunt about the rocks that I found. They said that the two rocks with the cut holes in them were just coral with worm holes. The bright red rock was a brick. The third rock though, was harder to dismiss as it looked like a weight, but it could also have been formed by natural erosion. After a taking a good look at it Dr. Hunt said that it was probably not an artifact and formed naturally. That was pretty much my day. I did learn that I really need to look into fishing methods, tools, and anything-else-that-can-point-me-to-the-right-direction a lot more.

Tomorrow I think I’ll look more into finding resources that can help me find what I’m trying to find. Also, to process the data that I need to figure out where I can pin point my search. It’ll be a busy day away from the field for me.

Anyway, Peter, Thomas, Michelle, and I cooked dinner for everyone tonight. I thought it came out pretty well for four non-chefs! We cooked spaghetti with 4 different types of sauce, garlic bread, and salad. I played pantry cook and chopped up most of the veggies while everyone else did the cooking. All the time spent watching the pantry cook and my last job finally paid off!


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