We Are Back in the Trenches!

We have a team back in the field for the next three weeks as we race to stay ahead of the winter rains. The main focus of attention is Grid 32, the salvage excavation project, where Shimi and a crew of hired workers are continuing their excavation of Byzantine and Islamic period occupation levels.

 Cleaning up Grid 32

Cleaning up Grid 32

Once excavation is completed, this area will be turned over to the park for the installation of a large pump which is part of a major sewer upgrade for the park.

 Shimi -- happy and back in the dirt after passing his comprehensive exams

Shimi -- happy and back in the dirt after passing his comprehensive exams

There is also a little cleaning to do in Grid 51.

 Ben in Grid 51

Ben in Grid 51

I'll try to post regular updates the next few weeks while work continues...and even when it doesn't. A rain delay had people scrambling to improvise work spaces.

 Co-director Daniel Master waiting out the rain

Co-director Daniel Master waiting out the rain