塩江中学校の出土 – Shionoe Middle School Archaeological Dig

Here is another post that lacks the meat and potatoes of something fun and interesting like travel, but in an effort to let the world know what’s happening in mine I need to include these from time to time.  About a month ago an excavator started gouging into the school athletic field until there was a gaping pit about 2 feet deep.  From here, about 10 people descended to erode the earth away with little trowels and brushes every day.  I don’t have loads of interesting information about this, but there was an overview of the project that appeared on my desk at work.  Basically, they were going to be looking for drainage systems, and the structural remnants of support beams and foundations.  Sure enough, all of those things started to take form in the bottom of that abyss.  If nothing else, it was interesting not only to watch an actual archaeological excavation take place, but also to see these structures slowing coming up to the surface.  The outline also explained that these ruins dates back about 300 years to the Edo Era, and that this was the first archaeological dig of any sort in my town.  It’s all gone now though, just a normal field again.

Dinosaur bones or something of the like would have been pretty cool too…

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