Monday, July 23, 2007

Archaeologists aim to restore plundered past
It's July 10 and day one of a five-week excavation project. Right now, the hut isn't much more than a mound in the tundra, marked off with ropes laid in a grid.

By the summer's end, there should be a recreated Thule hut standing in the same spot, much like three other recreated sites that sit nearby.

It's a big change from the 1950s. Then, archaeologists carted off whatever they could find at the site. Today, archaeologists like Hazell are putting the old huts back together, as best they can.

Another one of those "Stick your trowel in the ground and pretend to be digging" photos: