Tel Shimron Preseason

The preseason is under way and we are back in the field! Actually, we are preparing the site for excavation. In the grids, one of the first things we have to do is hang the shade cloths.

Hanging the shade cloth in Grid 94

Hanging the shade cloth in Grid 94

Then in those areas where we will be hosting local school children for a day of archaeology, an activity which is part of our outreach and education program, the next step is to start cleaning.

Dr. Kate Birney preparing Grid 94 for excavation

Dr. Kate Birney preparing Grid 94 for excavation

In addition to the work in the grids, there is a lot of other work to do from setting up the pottery compound and establishing benchmarks to finalizing the lecture schedule and sorting tools.

Fortunately, we also have some time to enjoy the landscape. One thing we all love about the preseason is getting to see the site in bloom.

Flowers from around the site

Flowers from around the site

The preseason also marks the start of our daily blog posts. Want to know what’s happening on site? The blog will tell you! Check back tomorrow for another update.