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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Adventures in Surveying

Yesterday Alice and Jamie and I did our best with our first outdoor lab in Dorwin's archaeology class. Of course, practical application is always different than methods in a book.

We spent a good half an hour just trying to make a perfect square. I was always that last nail that didn't want to work with us.

Of course, when Dr. Dorwin came over, he just touched the nail and magically the square came into alignment. Oh well. Did I mention it was raining?

Setting up the theodalite was a lot of Dr. Dorwin saying "Okay, now turn that, no, the other way. Too far! Back, no, the other way, here let me do it..."
Eventually we got it on our own, though.


"Okay, now look like you've discovered something intriguing!"
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