Day Twenty

It’s the fourth week of excavation and getting hotter with each passing day. The forecast for Wednesday is calling for a high of 103 degrees. Fortunately, each area has a shade cloth which helps to make the sun and heat a little more bearable.

We said goodbye to our first half volunteers Saturday morning and welcomed a new group of volunteers in the afternoon. We’re in the dirt for three more weeks and there’s lots to do.

Volunteers in Grid 33 discussing an object they found

Volunteers in Grid 33 discussing an object they found

A Grid 23/24 volunteer holds a piece of pottery found during excavation

A Grid 23/24 volunteer holds a piece of pottery found during excavation

Supervisors in Grid 23/24 discuss stratigraphy

Supervisors in Grid 23/24 discuss stratigraphy

Volunteers in Grid 23/24 trace a stone floor in a Roman period building

Volunteers in Grid 23/24 trace a stone floor in a Roman period building

Doing bookwork in Grid 94

Doing bookwork in Grid 94