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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8

Boy, if one doesn't blog daily, it's hard to catch up. I think for today I'll give you the final picture of the square we finished. With all those column drums:Also tonight I gave a presentation I developed on Emmer wheat. This wild crop, from which our modern wheats arose, grows as a weed in this area of the world, say within a 100 miles of where I'm sitting. And only here in any great amounts. And surprisingly, this wild plant was only discovered by western science 100 years ago. This from the New York Times in 1912:


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