Well, after a rather nasty semester, I am back. I've yet to get my photos up and running. I'm not really a fan of the "Hello" software that blogger provides for picture posting. I'll get some up soon though.
I won't launch into a discussion about my class projects in this post. I just got done grading all of them and am a little tired of thinking about it. Ah, the power of influencing someones GPA...
There was a bit of an accident in the lab. It must have happened shortly after the end of classes/finals. One of the shelves that held the ceramic inserts for the kiln (shelf supports, shelves, and several ceramic tiles) collapsed. Some of the shelf supports were pulverized, and one of the shelfs had a half-moon chunk taken out of it. A few corners on other shelves were digned, but nothing too serious. With the exception of the aforementioned shelf supports, everything is still usable.
The week of December 19th-23rd, I visted one of my friends in Park City, Utah. I spent several hours teaching him and his brother how to flintknap. I was amazed at how quickly they picked it up. I wasn't sure if it was because they had more individual attention, if they are particularly dextrous, or if I've become a better teacher, but at the end of it, I was impressed at the two projectile points they had produced.
I'll post more later, just wanted to give the noble readers something to keep them going.