Cooling down

So today was a bit of a weird day (hence my post). We had torrential down pours last night so digging was delayed till 9:00 this morning.  So I used the time to post a new set of photos in my Picas album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/110281652415321079081/Italy2011

Although it was really wet this morning the trenches all dried out enough for us to be able to dig.  Just a quick update on my trench.  I am down 40 cm below the surface at still in this clay-like soil with really eroded artifacts in it.  Most other trenches either hit sterile soil with in 20 cm or they find a feature close to the surface, in Civitate B we don’t get deep trenches like what I am finding so it is a little weird.  Hopefully something will start to show itself by Friday, but you can never tell the trench how to be excavated.  It dictates what happens, so I am just waiting for it to tell me what is going on.

That is all for now.  Enjoy the photos!

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About handyatmurlo

I am a Latin teacher at Regis Jesuit High School. I earned my MA at CU Boulder and my BA at UMass Amherst. I have spent my summers working in Italy as an archaeologist at three different sites. One I have worked at for 10 years at Poggio Civitate at Vescovado di Murlo. I have worked at the Villa of Maxentius in Rome for 2 years, before the project ended. I also spent 2 summers at the FSU excavations in Cosa.
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