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2010 Field School Photos

Merced River

Field Trip to Yosemite

Field Trip to Yosemite

The whole gang poses in front of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. Front row, from left to right: Christine Tran, Becky Dinkel, Carly Whelan, Kandi Voss, Angela Arpaia, Heather Bledsoe, Jessica Christianson, and Darren Andolina. Second row, from left to right: Anna Marie Fritschi, Robbie Sundquist, Erik Allen, and Forest Kerstetter. Third row, from left to right: Dan Yeffa, John Lambert, and Jillian Hahnlen. Back row, from left to right: Marc Etchepare, Celsiana Warwick, and Mitchell Lampe.

Flintknapping at Camp

Flintknapping at Camp

Brian Barbier (left) gives a flintknapping lesson to Anna Marie Fritschi (center) and Mitchell Lampe (right). Photo by Darren Andolina.

Hooray for Survey!

Hooray for Survey!

Dan Yeffa loves to survey!

Profiling Is Fun!

Profiling Is Fun!

Celsiana Warwick (left) and Heather Bledsoe (right) have a good time profiling their excavation unit at the Billy-Bob site, while Jillian Hahnlen screens in the background. Photo by Darren Andolina.

Survey Along the Merced River

Survey Along the Merced River

Mitchell Lampe (left) and Teaching Assistant Darren Andolina (right) search for archaeological sites along the Merced River.

Survey Crew

Survey Crew

Kandi Voss (left), Jessica Christianson (center), and Setareh Mahdavipourfard (right) pose after a long day of survey. Photo by John Lambert.

Angela Heads for the River

Angela Heads for the River

Angela Arpaia heads for the river after a long, hot day.

Backfilling at CA-MRP-1992

Backfilling at CA-MRP-1992

Mitchell Lampe (left) and Robbie Sundquist (right) backfill their completed excavation unit at CA-MRP-1992. Photo by Darren Andolina.

Excavation at Longhorn

Excavation at Longhorn

Marc Etchepare (bottom center) excavates while Carly Whelan (top left) takes notes and Becky Dinkel (top center) and Christine Tran (top right) screen. Photo by John Lambert.

End of Excavation at Billy-Bob

End of Excavation at Billy-Bob

The Billy-Bob crew poses after concluding excavation at the site. From left to right are: Marc Etchepare, Heather Bledsoe, Darren Andolina, Kandi Voss, Celsiana Warwick, and Dan Yeffa.

Jillian Excavates at Longhorn

Jillian Excavates at Longhorn

Jillian Hahnlen prepares to tackle the tough dirt at the Longhorn site with a pick. Photo by John Lambert.

Jessica Operates the Total Data Station

Jessica Operates the Total Data Station

Jessica Christianson uses the total data station to create a map of CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Robbie Sundquist.

Screening at CA-MRP-1881

Screening at CA-MRP-1881

Screeners pick out pieces of bone, wood charcoal, and flakes of stone from the excavated dirt at CA-MRP-1881. Counter-clockwise from the bottom left are: Becky Dinkel, Robbie Sundquist, Erik Allen, Jessica Christianson (behind Erik), and Celsiana Warwick. Photo by Carly Whelan.

Excavation at CA-MRP-1881

Excavation at CA-MRP-1881

Excavation pauses as Heather Bledsoe (bottom center) measures the dimensions of her excavation unit at CA-MRP-1881. Watching from the edge of the unit are Setareh Mahdavipourfard (left), Dan Yeffa (top center), and Marc Etchepare (right). Photo by Robbie Sundquist.

Christine Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

Christine Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

Christine Tran sweeps up loose dirt in her excavation unit at CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Carly Whelan

Excavation Complete

Excavation Complete

Forest Kerstetter (back), Kandi Voss (lower left), and Erik Allen (lower right) proudly pose behind their completed excavation unit at CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Carly Whelan.

Forest Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

Forest Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

Forest Kerstetter uses a handpick to straighten the wall of his excavation unit at CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Carly Whelan.

Overview of CA-MRP-1881

Overview of CA-MRP-1881

Excavation is in full swing at CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Carly Whelan.

Field Trip to the Inyo Crater Obsidian Source

Field Trip to the Inyo Crater Obsidian Source

Looking down from the top of a pile of obsidian and rhyolite boulders in the Inyo National Forest. Photo by Robbie Sundquist.

John Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

John Excavates at CA-MRP-1881

Teaching Assistant John Lambert uses a railroad pick to break apart the tough dirt at CA-MRP-1881. Photo by Carly Whelan.