2016 Field Season Day Three

Grid 51 is going to the dogs. Really. As excavation of the street running along the east baulk of the grid resumed today, volunteers uncovered a dog burial.

 A dog burial found in a Persian period street

A dog burial found in a Persian period street

Elsewhere in the grid it was another day of cleaning which meant taking the dirt up and out to the dump.

 Hauling dirt out of Grid 51

Hauling dirt out of Grid 51

Yesterday afternoon, staff and volunteers started sorting through the containers taking inventory of the objects collected during 30 years of excavation. As might be expected, there was a lot to go through. In fact, there was enough that staff and volunteers will be doing it again today.

 Sorting through objects in the pottery compound

Sorting through objects in the pottery compound