On Thursday November 30, 2006, Dr. Julianne Phillips’ history class from Urbana University came to the Archaeology Collection Facility in Columbus. This same class had visited Pickawillany during the fieldwork portion to get learn about the site and get a sense of the scope of the project. The purpose of the lab visit was to give the students an idea of what happens to the artifacts once they come to the facility.
They were given a tour of the lab and storage areas, learned about post excavation tasks such as weighing, measuring, cataloging, research material storage and map creation. They also got hands on experience and assisted staff in washing the material recovered from Pickawillany this year.
In picture one Bill Pickard is explaining proper washing techniques and picture two shows students “in action”.