Thinking back to field school

The school year’s starting.  Last Wednesday, the summer ghost town campus succumbed to clumping freshmen and swerving bicycles, and this past week was move-in week.  As I tried to fall asleep under an unfamiliar popcorn ceiling the first few nights, it still seemed strangely limiting to sleep a few layers of insulation removed from open […]

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Harbiye

Hi all! So I only have ten more days to be out here at Atchana! It will be a bittersweet paring–but I am definitely ready to return home to my own bed after being abroad for 2.5 months!!! On one of our well-earned days off we went to Harbiye (a waterfall village outside of Antakya) […]

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The Last Week

T-minus 4.5 days until I a.) finish with the Getty b.) have to start getting ready for school c.) have no summer left (classes start on the 24t). It might be too early to start reflecting on my experiences here, but I’ve really had an amazing time here. I have a bit of down time […]

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This is Palestine

I have so much to say about my experience here in Palestine. Unfortunatly I think I am still processing many of the experiences and will have difficulty putting them into words here. So for now, pictures can help tell the story. 1. The dehumanizing nature of the setup of the checkpoints between Israel and the […]

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Rain Delay

I’m officially halfway through my field school experience and am currently sitting around waiting to see if the rain decides to let us work today. We’ve finally collected enough information to start forming some ideas about how this site was used in the past. The size of the structures in combination with the amount of […]

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Without a hitch!

Kristin and I presented our session at the World Archaeological Congress today in Palestine and it went very well! We started with a powerpoint presentation outlining our project. We then opened the floor up to questions and we steered the dialogue via specific conversation topics that we had prepared. In all, our session had a […]

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Today!

Kristin and I deliver our session at the WAC Ramallah conference today! Wish Us Luck! More updates to follow, but if you are interested in learning more about the project we are presenting today, check it out here: The next generation: Students discuss archaeology in the 21st century

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