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Day 27 (July 22, 2011): Thinking Outside the Site
July 22, 2011
Sometimes solving archeological puzzles requires a step back in order to see the big picture.
Our second stratigraphic question at hand regards a layer of sediment at BOK-2: is the gray sandy layer at the base of the excavation, part of the Olorgesailie Formation, or is it in the younger Oltulelei Formation? Answering this question is vital if we are to understand the age of the site and the geological context in which the stone tools have been found. To figure out the answer, we had to take a look outside the site.