Nothing much to report today. I spent half of the morning hanging out by a, errrr, toilet facility. Not ill mind you, but the dinner last night — boxed kofta sticks and a spicy cream sauce — decided it needed to make a hasty exit this morning AFTER I got to the site. Not an emergency, but definitely a needed break. I managed to wait around until the driver and the rest of us had tea and then went back to the field house to. . . .well, “dump fuel over the ocean” IYKWIMAATTYD.
Anyhoo, nothing exciting was found today, just trying to figure out stratigraphy and such, so just a bunch of trying to decide what dirt was different from what other dirt. By the end of the day we had it worked out pretty well. Here is a funny little object one of the Egyptians found on the surface:
That’s a swastika to the left there. It’s an ancient symbol to be sure, but the piece itself doesn’t appear to be old. Unclear what it was doing there or when exactly it dates from. The Nazis used a right-crooked swastika like the one here, so it could date from mid-century. At any rate, funny little piece.
This one is just for fun: It’s us on the way back to camp in a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser. That’s 9 of us in the back, 4 in the front, 3 on the roof, and 2 hanging off the back. No, not safe or comfortable (albeit squishing up against the females isn’t too shabby), but we make do.