More photos! Only one of strictly archaeological interest:
That is typical collapsed wall where the resulting fallen material has stayed largely intact. This is a dry site so the bricks are still visible, as opposed to the wetter sites I’ve worked at in Egypt (Kom el-Hisn in the Delta and Memphis at the base of the Delta) where the collapsed bricks usually disintegrate after some time and end up being a sort of homogeneous tan blob. I haven’t measured the bricks, but they are quite large and heavy.
These next two are, well, goofing off:
Yeah, that my jihadi scarf. All I need now is a motorcycle and an AK-47 and I’m in business! It was very windy all week so far and down in the trench the light sand just goes everywhere, especiallly in my eyes. With contacts. This morning it was worse and I almost couldn’t see after a while. Happily, Kathryn (in photo) and Maria set me up with a scarf and showed me how to wrap it. It worked pretty well with the sunglasses although when we got back to the house I had to take the lenses out because they felt like they still had sand in them. Wicked little storm, it blew all night and almost chased us from the site:
That’s it fer now. Should have more photos coming as we’re settling into the routine.