A walk around the site and the explorers find the following areas; the plane hangers, main camp, a small camp left by the rescue party, a huge mound where the dog corral was, a line of curious hummocks, a lone tent away from the main camp, and further away the main dig site and a memorial cairn.
Ice and snow cover everything, and in order to find out what happened takes a lot of hard work clearing each site.
Meanwhile, parts of the drill are arriving and being set up at the dig site to reopen it and the SME and Lexington camps are set up.
28th Nov 1933
The explorers decide to examine one of the hummocks and the lone tent. Lucinda uses her archaeological knowledge to make sure the work is done carefully.
The hummock reveals a partially dissected and very disturbing creature – that must be one of Lake’s finds. Eric gets it moved to the ‘biology tent’ and begins examining it. It makes Cissy feel a bit ill, so she goes to the excavation of the Lone tent, walks in and has a shock at the clear signs of frozen blood everywhere.
The excavation was very careful, this was Lake’s ‘Dissection Tent’. It is a scene of frozen carnage, sprays and arcs decorate the inside of the tent. There is a book open at human dissection.
Asmund says there are some strange prints on the floor and Lucinda takes some samples for Eric to test.
Eric says there are two types of blood – human and dog. He continues examining the find from the hummock.
Another tent is excavated – is has some small hole (‘bullet holes?’) in its fabric. Inside the floor is covered with a layer of frozen blood. It looks like someone bled out here.
Late on the 28th the explorers listen in on Lexington’s radio communication and hear her making an offer to someone in German. Eric translates.