We found some great artifacts in the site (Including pipe bowls, a derringer, several intact patent medicine bottles, and a set of ivory dentures just to name a few things). Furthermore, made some wonderful friends and memories. Jason, Tessa, John, Gheri, Bekah, Christopher and Mariel; you guys are awesome and I miss you all. When you're actually out in the field, everyone becomes like a family.
I think my favorite memory is drinking whisky and watching the meteor shower on Boot Hill.
We made headlines literally across the country (We were in an Iowa newspaper) and almost every major local newspaper covered some aspect of the excavation. Here are a few links, if you're interested in learning more about our project.
We ended the week with Tessa and I getting personally invited to high tea and the Grand Victorian Ball. Tessa and I got all gussied up in period costume and had a ton of fun.
I literally had one week to get ready for Fall semester. Adjusting has been hard, especially when you got used to the crappy plastic mattress's in the Bonanza and coming back to a big, non-crinkly bed. I have my Halloween plans being formulated (trying to get Steve to go as Doctor Strange).
But I'm really happy to report that things are going smoothly. I'm not on here as much as I'd like to be due to a creative drought and time constraints. I do have a tumblr with a decent sized post queue. And I check it relatively regularly.
Also, I have another new phone number, but I'm keeping this one close to my chest.