My Hughesnet internet service went down last night and I haven't had time to spend an hour on the phone talking to an Indian techie.
Here at school, I've had luck with only one video upload today ... the last of the series.
That's okay, but I wanted to show you the intermediate scraping that took place under a shed roof during the rainstorm that came up.
Still photos will have to do ...
Above is the artifact, still on the picnic table, just before the rains started. You can see that even with the clay adhering to it, a face is becoming evident.
Here is the face, cleaned up and removed from the matrix holding it to the disc below. I had this all on video of course, but arrrrghhhh!
The grooves that turned out to be ... fingers? ... were full of clay of course, but the handy screwdriver of science made short work of this.
This is after both were washed of clay film.
Is it a face or a skull? I don't know.
The material is heavy, light colored where I nicked it, and coated with a strange coppery substance (copper colored at least ... who knows?).
A close up of the ... hand. There is a definite palm impression there, but only 3 fingers. I held it this way and that in different light situations, but I never saw more than 3 fingers.
It's very odd.
I tossed in this collage as a review of the past 3 days, plus one of my commenters said she could not see videos so I wanted to help her out a little.
There is no time order to the collage, it's randomly arranged.
The only video I could upload today turned out to be the final clip anyway, so I will let it close this unusual chapter of discovery and wonder.
Ain't life grand?