|What is a farewell without treats?|
Bob began the morning by speaking about some anthropology courses being offered in the fall and giving some insight in to the subjects. Bob also brought in some prizes for the class, and we all drew names and were able to pick any one item off the gift table.
Wendy, who did a documentary for her project, brought in the finished film and we all watched it's premier. Nadine, the field school photographer, brought in a slide show and we were able to take a look at a portion of the photos she had taken throughout the school's duration.
In the afternoon, we had our last round table discussion, and everyone shared information about their project highlights and memories of the school. To cap off our last day, Bob let us practice our flinknapping skills, and we all got to take a turn in forming something that looks like a sharp edged tool out of a large piece of obsidian.
|Anticipating lithic action.|
In the final portion of the class, we all marched down to the sportsplex field, and Bob gave us a lesson in how to launch an atlatl. Everyone got the chance to see how far they could they could throw the spear and we were able to recognize quickly people in the group who'd have no trouble hitting a moving mammoth.
To commemorate the end of our field school journey, we all gathered at a pub located near the university. Bob joined us, and rewarded us with our first round of drinks. A perfect end for a perfect field school season.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project! To everyone in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Egypt, Poland, South Korea, Brazil, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand thank you for taking the time to visit the blog, having the project reach people all over the world was very exciting.