Today was our fourth annual Seminar Day on which we take a day off from digging and instead hold a series of "classes." Each 45 minute sessionsoffers volunteers the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the excavation. Sessions offered included tours of early and late period Ashkelon, an introduction to GIS (our survey team and their work) metals analysis and zoo archaeology, to name a few.
We have a large number of returning volunteers this year and many of them worked on other projects in the pottery compound. It was a busy day for everyone and this afternoon we'll be back at work washing, reading and marking pottery.