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Monday, July 18, 2011
The Beginnings of Lab Work
Now that the excavations are closed at the Chase House,Sheila and the volunteers are focusing on all of the artifacts that have been collected over the last 4 years. Much of this work includes washing and drying the artifacts, separating the artifacts by material and style, assigning catalog numbers, and transferring those numbers onto reconstruct able vessels and artifacts.
Two artifacts are in the process of being reassembled to be placed in an exhibition in one of the hotels here in Portsmouth. The chamber pot lid (left) is mostly assembled and the flower pot (right) is also close to completion (although it doesn't look like it from the picture!).