Well, this summer’s wonderful archaeological experience is now officially over. I arrived back in the States on the 26th, and while it’s nice to have hot water and deliciously awful food again, I really miss Turkey. This summer was long and full of hard work, but in the end we all learned so much about […]Read More Back in LA LA Land
I am counting down my last days here at Tell Atchana and I have to admit that I will miss it here! I only have 3 more days in my trench, but luckily we removed most of the in-situ pottery today so I will get to see it all before I leave! In the past […]Read More I’ll Miss You 33,32!
Hello loyal readers (however many of you there may be)! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, so let me take this opportunity to update everyone on what’s new. Basically… not much. Just kidding. We’re halfway through the dig season, and I am now officially on the home team every day, drawing and inking […]Read More Long time no blog!
Good morning world!!! It’s about 7 AM, and we are in the midst of the last work day of the week. Only 6 1/2 more hours of pottery drawing and Fun With Excel before lunch! I am currently caught up with all the pottery drawing–today I have one more pot to draw, and then I […]Read More Friday morning: post-chai tea, pre-pottery drawing
Quote of the day: “Archaeologists are the cowgirls of science.” Pottery pun of the day: Did you hear about the shell cookpot that got in a fight? I heard it had quite a temper! Today we surveyed the bowels of hell. No, really. We were checking out a Middle Bronze Age site, surveying a field […]Read More Ash gets in your eyes…
The survey and excavation have yet to begin here at Tell Atchana, so we have spent the last few days learning some vital basic skills. Sarah gave a rousing lesson on the art of pottery sherd drawing, a task that brings out the OCD in us all. By the end of the day, we had […]Read More Recent Activity… and Pottery Puns