A huge thanks to everyone who came to my talk yesterday, and thanks to St. Peters Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island for being such wonderful hosts! Next semester, I will post dates when we are excavating, and I encourage everyone to visit the site for updates and latest finds. One attendee asked how everyone can help. Here is a list of small equipment items we need:
- Large and small root cutters
- Brown paper lunch bags (to hold artifacts in the field)
- Trays for lab and field (something similar to a cafeteria tray)
- Knee pads
- Work gloves
- Large 8-inch long nails (these mark the corners of our excavation units)
- Bug spray
These equipment donations can be dropped off at The Landings Public Works Building, which is behind and to the right of the TLA Administration building (through the gate). Public Works is open 7:00-3:30 M-F and will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Also, please make it very clear to staff that it is a donation for Skidaway Audubon/Digging Savannah’s Monastery Dig. Perhaps label the donation somehow, and please let us know who donated it, so we can thank you.
Another on-going need is archival (safe for artifacts) plastic bags and cardboard boxes. These bags are how we preserve the artifacts for long-term study. Both the bags and boxes are expensive (and it’s the shipping that really gets you!). Monetary donations of any amount are appreciated for these. Donations can be made to the Meredith Avery Memorial Anthropology Fund from the Armstrong website. Please be sure to select “other” from the Designation drop-down box and write in the Fund’s name and number 2658 on your contribution.
Again, thank you for the interest and support!
Laura Seifert, Digging Savannah Co-Director