Upon reaching the base of the plow zone, archaeologists
carefully scrape the soil with a trowel searching for stains left
behind by posts, pits, and other subsurface anomalies. In this photo
Erin Patterson, Michael Rodgers, Sarah Tolbert, Matthew Whalen,
and Justin Arocho (from left to right) search for evidence of such
features in an excavation block adjacent to the York River while
Cyndi Volbrecht takes notes.