Day-to-Day Life and Archaeological Field Work in Moquegua, Peru
I’ve mostly been working in the main museum/lab of Moquegua, Peru, but I did venture out into the field one day to see what was going on at the field site and to soak up some vitamin D.
It is really remarkable how green everything is near the river and brown away from it.
Potential tombs were spotted by looking for large patches of ash (from a volcanic eruption). We used a screen to sift through the dirt/ash removed from the dig sites. Then we went through the stuff that was too big to fit through the screen by hand, collecting certain categories of things. We looked for coprolites (fossilized poop), lithics (stone tools), ceramics, bone, shell, and plant remains.
That’s it for my pictures from my day out in the field, but here are some more Moquegua sights!
A continued list of things I’m excited about when I come back to the States:
6. Stop signs.
7. Pedestrians having the right of way.
8. Not getting an electric shock when I accidentally touch the shower handle before turning off the electricity.
9. Not smelling burning trash.
10. Not seeing stray dogs everywhere and almost having a heart attack every time one is almost hit by a car.
11. Being able to plug my computer straight into an outlet without using a converter.
To be continued…
Also, a special shout-out to my other half on their 22nd birthday! I miss you very much and can’t wait to see you in a few days! You make coming back to the Arizona heat not completely miserable!