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1981 Excavations, Screening
Dry screening at Los Adaes required pushing the soil through a one-quarter inch mesh hardware cloth screen. During the dry summer months, the clayey soil dries to a very hard consistency, and sometimes required the use of a wooden object to push the soil through the screen. In this photograph, a field worker is pushing the clods of dried soil through the screen.
Photo credit: Don Sepulvado
Source: Williamson Museum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana