Day One is Done

Day One is Done

The first day of the excavation is always a whirlwind of activity and, I might add, the only day when every single person on the dig makes the 5:00 am bus on time.  Why you ask?  Because most of the team is jet lagged and, much to their disappointment, up long before their alarm clocks go off in the morning.  Today was no exception and things got off without a hitch.  I have a glimpse of each grid as they cleaned in preparation for the start of actual digging in the next few days.

 Grid 51 -- Persian period occupation on the South Tell

Grid 51 -- Persian period occupation on the South Tell


 Grid 16 -- cutting into the North Tell through the Crusader moat

Grid 16 -- cutting into the North Tell through the Crusader moat

 Grid 20 -- the Snake Tower and uncovering the medieval fortifications

Grid 20 -- the Snake Tower and uncovering the medieval fortifications

We're back at it tomorrow at 4:30 am.  I'll try to post something, hopefully with frequent guest posts, every day so check back often to see what's happening on site.