The Beat of the Drum
By Alexandra Winham
Formation of the Source
After 8 hours off digging in the sinister rays of Ancient Rome my team and I was about to quit. Then in the last 20 minutes that I was digging I hit something. were searching for some artifacts that would show us more how people lived in 3,000 B.C.E. my teams of archaeologist were sure that something was down there because 7 years ago a table made of clay was discovered. We had been digging for 4 hours just to get one artifact, three of our 10 team members had already passed out. We were about to call it a day when my shovel it something soft and mushy.
The second the solid metal of my shovel hit something soft I knew that I had found what I came for. I yelled to my other 7 people left on my team “Hey come quick I found something.” It took us almost 4 hours to dig up the artifact but when we were about halfway through and we had dug 5 feet deep I saw a white sheet of cow skin. At first I thought that it was a cloak but after a little bit more digging I realized that it was a drum, the top was made of a soft cow skin. The base was a beautiful caramel color slightly faded from so many years of rest. on the base was a picture of a roman emperor. From looking at the emperor, I think that we will be able to figure out a general time that it was used.