Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Day 4

What have we done in 2 days of digging? Well, in our 4 meter by 4 meter square, we've cleaned off all the vegetation, all the surface rocks and dug down (with picks and hoes) about 15 or 20 centimeters. Doesn't seem like much but it's still a couple tons of dirt.

This level is not very important, too close to the surface to tell us anything. Lots of pottery shards though and lots of big rocks sticking out, some "dressed", that is, with artifical surfaces. Even a couple of column drums.

It's 12:45 and off to lunch, the big meal of the day. I get the fish!

Picture of the day: Wild Wheat with Thistles. Remember that wheat was first domesticated a couple hundred miles north of here.

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