Real archaeology today: breaking up the ground with pick and hoe, shifting dirt and heaving boulders out of the way. By 9:30am I was looking at my watch hoping it was nearly time to knock off. By the end of the day the temperature was close on 90, I was nackered and spending less than 50% of the time working - the remainder resting.
No real finds yet - too early in the process.
Spent the afternoon reading until about 5pm when I went for a run around the perimeter of the kibbutz - it was still very hot and there's a savage hill in the middle of the run which I've yet to run without a pause.
This is proving a very taxing vacation physically!!