Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

Fieldwork Picture of the Day 2

Daryl watching the tide flow at Kilgii Gwaay.

Daryl watching the tide flow at Kilgii Gwaay.

Another fieldwork picture form the archives. This shows Daryl watching the tide come into our units at Kilgii Gwaay (map) – this is Operation 8a and 8b, if I recall, from 2001.  At first we tried to completely dig out a unit during a single tide window but this was quite rushed, and limiting.  So we tried lining the units with bubblewrap and then just before the tide reached them we would pump them full of water (hose into a bucket in the bottom of the unit) to provide outwards pressure on the sidewalls and to prevent erosion of the unit edge.  This actually worked really well: for the most part the units survived the tidal change and could be pumped out with no trouble.

Grover Krantz

Dr Krantz, a professor of Anthropology at WASU, was best known in NW Anthropology circles for his Sasquatch research.  The reputation he gained from this unorthodox pursuit followed him to his involvement with the Kennewick Man case.  Now I find out, via John Hawks, that Grover Krantz was “buried” in a drawer at the Smithsonian Institution, along with his dogs.  The Washington Post has an article and jawdropping slideshow of Krantz’s  skeleton mounted and on display at the Smithsonian, along with his dog, Clyde.  (This older article has some nice background and a picture of Grover and Clyde at rest in their usual home).  Is it any wonder  Umatilla eyebrows were raised about his Kennewick involvement and resistance to repatriation of human remains?