Quote from Dr. Stevenson:
“This year was just the kick-off to the project and a familiarization with what the archaeological
record was like. On a general level we knew what the surface features were (alignments, cairns, houses)
but we did not have information on the condition, structure, and variation in those features. Terraces
for example come in a wide variety of sizes and locations. We were also not aware of what types of
features were very recent, Colonial, or pre- Colonial and we found some of each. So, this year’s work
will help us reshape our research questions once we understand what is out there. For example we might
ask why Guanache sites are not found on the valley flow and are on hilltops and upper terraces."