Day Three -- the Step Trench

Well, everyone has survived three days of work. More importantly, all three of the excavation areas have finished cleaning and are now excavating.  Best of all, no digging tomorrow for volunteers -- just a fun project for staff.

Tomorrow is Seminar Day when volunteers will attend five sessions of their choice on various aspects of the expedition.  Sessions include walking tours of site, introductions to GIS, XRF, microarchaeology, botanicals and zooarchaeology not to mention some free time to relax and soak up the warm Mediterranean sun.

Thursday we are back at work before a two day weekend that includes a one day tour of Jerusalem for volunteers. 

And now for the picture of the day:

Grid 16 looking like a step trench

Grid 16 looking like a step trench