Saturday, June 19, 2010
Once the boys back at the lab were able to reconstruct the
specimen sent from the site, the historians at the institute
were able to identify most, if not all, of the components that
had gone into the construction of the ship.
Fortune was such that many of these pieces had be found
earlier at a number of other digs but had been unassigned
because there had not been available any clues as to the
exact nature of their sources.
Technicians are now able to begin to reconstruct the ship
using the rather simple codes revealed by the 02048 tag to
not only determine the components’ structures but also the
manner in which they had been assembled and their likely
locations on the ship.
The work was slow and tedious at times but we are most
encouraged as we now have a clear direction.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
News from the field had been slow and information bits which
had been received were not encouraging.
The accounting department was becoming increasingly
impatient and it looked as if we might have to bring our team
in from the site and write it of as a hard lesson learned.
As the team was reluctantly beginning to pack up the site, one
of our guides returned to camp with a find that justified our
efforts and confirmed our belief that we were on to something
of great import.
Origins of construction tags were always removed from any
of the items that the boys used to build their ships and discarded
so that they could affix their own tags. This would declare
ownership without being questioned about their sources by
those who might attempt to lay claim on their ships.
This tag was surely created by a young builder who used a
simple alphanumeric code to describe his build. . .