Yesterday I shared a review of the first week of my vacation at the dig.
Tonight I will continue with the second week.
In the picture above Luke is walking on the ramparts. We had great views of the city from the ramparts.
On Sunday it was Back to Work at the Dig. In this post I showed the sequence of raising the shade. Click on the link to see the series of pictures. On Sundays we dig in the afternoon. By the time we get back to our rooms it is time to go to bed so that we can be up the next morning at 4:15.
On Monday I wrote a post about Pottery Washing. This is an essential chore at the dig as the pottery has to be cleaned so that it can be read.
Pottery washing is a very social time as you have time to talk to the people around you while you brush and brush and brush.
The next day I wrote about Pottery Reading. Click on the link to learn more about this very important part of the daily schedule. I want to learn more about pottery before I go back to the dig next year.
On Wednesday I helped with some Survey Squares and also helped work with some kids who came to Tel Lachish to learn about Archaeology. I had a lot of fun supervising them while they were sifting the dirt that we had removed from one of the small squares.
I had a lot of fun with the kids, and of course education is my line of work.
Thursday was the Last Day in the Square. We started at ground level and at the end of two weeks this is what our square looked like. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of what it looks like now after almost four weeks. They are still digging deeper looking for answers.
Very early Friday morning I boarded the plane at Tel Aviv and then spent the next Sixteen Hours in a Middle Seat before landing at San Francisco. It was good to be home after three weeks on the road.
You can learn more about each day by clicking on the links.
I hope you enjoyed this little review of my vacation.
Now it is time to pack for the next trip as I head in the other direction.