Took a field trip to Grid 51 today and saw some interesting things which you'll see in the pictures below. The first is some "troughs" built up against the exterior wall of the insula building. The second is of Sarah welcoming me to the street. Kudos to her team today which moved an extraordinary amount of dirt as they work to bring the street in phase with the other squares. Great job!
Grid 38 is moving towards Phase 21, affectionately called the Silo Phase, though they still hope to catch more of Phase 20,or the earliest Philistines, which is where they plan to stop in order to fully expose and conserve the structure partially uncovered several seasons ago.
In Grid 44 we exposed some marble paving in a courtyard and, after two days of digging, we are starting to see signs of architecture in our newly opened square. The last picture is of Elizabeth trying to stay ahead of all the MC being collected. She spent much of the day working on OCHRE getting the data recorded.
Starting to warm up a bit though it hasn't gotten humid yet which qualifies as good news. I believe I still owe some pictures of Grid 38 which I will try to get soon.