What a week! The United States inaugurated a new President and we packed over 7000 objects.
Okay. They were chipped stone artifacts (projectile points, scrapers, flakes) and we're not exactly done packing yet.
In order to make the move easier on all, we'll be transporting the lithics in the drawers they are in now. Some of my intrepid interns took on the task of counting all the lithics, so that there is a current account of how many pieces are in each drawer. We'll wrap the drawers in shrink wrap to prevent any stray lithics from falling out in transport, and call it good.
We have, so far, 18 boxes (real cardboard boxes) packed with larger, heavier groundstone lithics. We're running out of places to squirrel them away, so we're beginning to stack them.
But my view has been less exciting:
I'm making sure that all the information we write on the packing sheets is entered into the database, and then the object locations are updated in the database, so that we have an accurate accounting of all of our objects, even as they are packed in boxes.
It's a pretty good running start, but we've got a lot of work to do in the weeks ahead of us.