This week for team Zaaga’igan, we are finishing up our data analysis in the lab. Each team is at a different stage in analyzing our phytolith slides. But, I’m pretty sure we are all at the same stress level. Even though we’re excited about having data to work with, analyzing data and trying to understand it is driving us all a little crazy. Below is a picture of Jordan, Jesse, Ricky and Emilia inputting data into excel spreadsheets and their facial expressions show how confusing this step can be. (Except Emilia, she’s pretty content.)
Below is a picture of Ricky explaining the phytolith concentration equation to Ida in order to calculate our results from Sandy Lake.