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UT students dig archaeological field trip

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Nicholas Birkemeier an undergraduate in anthropology and history, trowels soil into a dustpan before putting it in the bucket. The soil is sifted for objects. Students in the University of Toledo Archeological Field School are digging in part of Wildwood Metropark.

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Jacalyn DeSelms, a UT graduate student, sifts through the soil of one of the four sites the students are searching at Wildwood Metroparks. The group is looking for signs of human habitation in the period between 700 A.D. and 1300 A.D.

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Brianna Geer, a junior UT anthropology major, works to describe the depth of the site she and another student have completed. Accurate measurements and documen-tation allow re-searchers to know the context of items found on the excavation site.

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Professor Melissa Baltus, left, with Michael Campbell and Brianna Geer, discuss a site. The group has found about 100 artifacts, including pottery shards and animal bone fragments.

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Professor Melissa Baltus observes an item found by Nicholas Birkemeier, an undergraduate in anthropology and history.

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Shelly Bordner, a UT student focusing on archeology, holds a piece of fire-cracked rock.

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A piece of fire-cracked rock.

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Jacalyn DeSelms, a UT graduate student, sifts through the soil of one of the four sites the students are searching at Wildwood Metroparks. At right, Nicholas Birkemeier trowels soil into a dustpan before putting it in the bucket.

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