Healing and Memory, Part 3: El Camino

I returned from the Camino portugués a few days ago. The blisters and sunburn are still there, but somehow the time remains surreal. My sister and I walked nearly 250 kilometers in nine days, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. This is the “Portuguese Way,” one of the traditional Camino (the Way or Path) routes […]

Kiskiak Update 2: A Sherd is Worth a Thousand Words

During weeks 3 and 4 of my research I devoted a lot of time to going through the Kiskiak artifact inventory in search of specific artifacts to photograph. The inventory log is a very detailed resource with information about each object uncovered at the site. Many students contribute hours of cataloging in the lab in […]

Kiskiak Update 1: Weeks 1 and 2

To be honest, I felt unorganized and a bit stressed when I arrived back on campus to begin working on my research. I knew that I had a lot of material to comb through, but I was unsure of how to convey the available information about Kiskiak. I began by reading WMCAR’s very long site […]