An unofficial blog on the archaeological excavation at Horbat Omrit, northern Israel. 22 May to 22 June 2010.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday, Jan. 12

We all woke early, still a little lagged. And we are just 3, all who made it. Dan, co-director of the Omrit dig, Greg, a professional archaeologist currently working on a Ph.D. and looking for material from this project, and me.

Here's Greg surveying.

Greta, who supervises the kibbutz's rental rooms, brought us a nice breakfast at 8:30 and then we were off to the site. The morning we spent walking the large area we are at looking at to find interesting places to dig in the future. Unfortuately the area has recovered from the fire in the spring. Fortunately the weeds are ankle high and not waist high.

A wall worth exploring?

At 1:00 we returned to the kibbutz's factory's cafeteria for lunch and then back. Dan weed-wacked in some interesting areas and Greg and I set up the new "Total Station", a laser surgveying instrument that we will use for mapping. We came back so that Dan and Greg could have a Hebrew lesson (bokra tov, dudes!) and then into town for a little schawarma. It was a bit better than the schawarma I had in Georgia last Saturday night.

We visited a short while with Johnny and Siona and family, who are friends with Dan and who live in a nearby kibbutz. Now we're ready for an early start tomorrow!


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