As we shifted our operations to the new area, we also had to re-arrange the dispersion of tents and yurts so that we could continue to dig in all weather conditions. The larger yurt was placed over the new excavation area:
And the tent over the old excavation area became the home of our field lab and equipment storage.
The yurt proved especially hardy (and helpful) on Saturday, since we wound up in a downpour, even as we had several members of the public out digging with us.
Even though the weather was miserable out there and the rain fairly constant, both we and our excavation remained dry under the yurt. We also had the soil sifters set up in another, smaller yurt, about 10 feet away, so exposure to the rain was pretty minimal! This is especially important when dealing with Grand-Pré soil, which can have a high clay content, and clumps up badly in the rain, making it difficult to screen and increasing the chance of missing artefacts.
As we worked, it became clear that more and more stone was coming up, as in the adjacent unit, which had revealed a significant amount of field stone.
All in all a good day!