Sunday, December 7, 2008

On the Road Again

On another adventure in the Middle East, this time Israel. It's been 4 years since Mo was here and a mere two months since Yo's last visit.  We are here mapping a potential dig site (next summer). Here's the overview:
Yo and our friend surveyor extraordinaire JR setting up for mapping. 
The field that might be an amazing Chalcolithic site...
Rock pile - pile of rocks or interesting archaeological site??
If you look closely you can see a wall...
Mo is also here to check out the antiquities shops in the Old City. She and MSC are on the trail of Early Bronze Age pots from Jordan on sale in Israel. Here are a couple of potentials:
A pillar based figurine from the Iron II period. These figurines started the whole adventure in looted antiquities. 
Yo checking out a shop.
Pots for sale


Uzi said...

Yorke,nice to see you are planning to excavate a site with some trees!
- Uzi

siduri1 said...

Alright, we need pictures of more than dirt, rocks and some trees to inspire me to come up with a good name for this site. Are you sure you haven't seen any hyraxes darting around? It would be great if your site were named Khirbet Shafan or something like that; Shoko and Gabby (and Daisy Sunshine, may her carcass rest in peace) would be thrilled!