a half-excavated well in Oakland, California

Photo of Me in front of a half-excavated well

And now we are at the Cypress Archaeological Project. I had just finished cleaning up the well behind me that I'd spent the past week excavating. It may not look like a well to the untrained eye, mostly because the dirt around it had been scooped out already to make sure the brick work wouldn't collapse on the archaeologist (me). I was actually about 8 feet below the street surface of Oakland at this point.

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