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

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday, June 11

Thought I would give you an idea of our daily schedule. We get up at 4am. Really. John and I listen to the BBC News over the Internet and get all our stuff together. We get on a small bus at 5am and go out to the site. Takes about 10 minutes. We work in our squares until 8:30 when breakfast arrives. I have a boiled egg and a little bread, but peanut butter, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese or balony are available for the starving. We work until 11:30 when we walk down the hill and the bus takes us back.

When we returned, my square washed pottery. We soak what we find for a day and then scrub off the dirt. Sometimes 100s of pieces. We didn't finish so after lunch at 12:30 (fallafel burritos) we continued and finished about 2, Then a couple of us reviewed our pottery collections for this week since an expert is going to look it over tomorrow. Finished at 3. Done for the day.

World Cup at 5, supper at 7, In bed by 9 and start all over...

I do want to say though that the weather has been cooperative. High 60s this week in the morning and only in the mid 80s, at most, when we leave at 11:30. Quite pleasant, especially since we get a nice breeze.


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