Busy day today in the pottery compound where work on a total station (equipment the GIS team uses) and the sorting of Hellenistic pottery was followed by the tool draft and general organization of the compound.
It is, as everyone knows, also a busy day in the hotel with staff and volunteers arriving throughout the day. A big "thanks!" to Josh who went to the airport not once but twice during the night to pick up some early arrivals.
Everyone has the same schedule tomorrow. We'll wake up at 4:30 am. The bus out to the tell is at 5:00 am. Be on it. Everyone will go to the pottery compound, gather the necessary tools and then head off to their respective grids. Breakfast is at 9:00 followed by fruit break sometime during the 11:00 hour (usually). Remember, if you want fruit for your fruit break, you need to take some at breakfast and save it. We're done and on the bus back to the hotel at 1:00 pm. Lunch is followed by an organizational meeting and then some free time which may amount to little more than trying to stay awake until bedtime.
Remember your hat, sunscreen, water bottle and whatever else you might want to bring in the morning. We won't be coming back until the end of the work day.
Get ready. Tomorrow is "Day One."