Posted on June 28, 2013
There are 15 of us left. Plenty of food. Enough sleep. The only thing I have suffered was a broken hammock. Quite the opposite of a survival story.
I made my presentation this morning and have been rehearsing it since. With a few run throughs, one with a TA, I feel pretty prepared. Public speaking isn’t much of an issue for me, however I just want to make sure that people actually find interest in my subject matter and that my data is of any importance. I think it is.
I still have a bit of my conclusion to complete for my paper. I’ll finish that after a bit more rehearsal.
We are going to be presenting to the general public and the archaeology field school at the Koaloa ranch. Although there have been a lot of issues with this project, I am happy that I am finally able to bring it to a satisfying close. The presentations should be finished around 5 and then it’s back to the barn for blitz cleaning and packing. It’s hard to imagine that tomorrow evening we will all be back in Long Beach. Although many specifics of this trip seem like they were forever ago, like when we went to the north shore on our day off, overall I felt like I just got here. It’s going to be sad leaving all of the friends that I’ve made here. Sad face.