A field school birthday. I would have preferred to sleep in today, but there are definitely worse places to be. My birthday surprise this morning: a local field mouse decided to make a nest in our field gear. We moved them as carefully as we could, here’s hoping the mama comes back.
And to make my birthday even better, after three field seasons I finally found my first point! A beautifully made, larger-than-average, stemmed chert point. Yay!!! It looks like the stem wasn’t completely finished, so we wonder if maybe the tip broke off before the point was finished and it was thrown away, or maybe the maker dropped it and it got lost and broken later, there’s often no way to tell. Such a wonderful find, it helped make this birthday one of the best ever (Here’s a bit of general information about pre-contact stone points and how they were made)