Work is Not Much to Write About

June 16th, 2007

The field school kicked off for real towards the beginning of the second week. Things are going quite well. Bob and I are impressed by how quickly the students are learning. They’ve already handled a large spectrum of peoples, from stillborn babies to older men. On Monday they will start another round of skeletal material.

Meanwhile I have been taking their comments to make an improved skeletal inventory form. The form that we use right now is from another MU researcher. While it does a good job at organizing the collected data, it uses many abbreviations that confuse the beginning bioarchaeologist. My goal is to make a form that records the same information, but with a much clearer layout. I believe the new form will be done just in time for Monday’s class, so they won’t have to relearn too much to use my form.


On a completely different note, we saw a homeless guy take a dump on the side of the street today while we were walking home from KFC. I’d feel sorry for him, but he obviously is not starving, judging by his output.


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