November 17, 2012

Notes from the field

Filed under: Egypt — acagle @ 5:09 am

Quickie entry for now, I am coming down with a cold, I believe. Visited Kom K today, just for a few minutes. Didn’t have my camera though. There’s not much to see of the kom itself, just a low rise surrounded by agricultural fields, but there’s still quite a bit of material on the surface. Lots of lithic flakes and pottery sherds. The pottery is pretty cruddy stuff, as one might expect, and actually the flakes are not that great either, mostly core flakes which is what, Simon tells me, they were aiming to get for the most part.

I’ve always been a fan of Gertrude Caton-Thompson so it was a bit of a thrill to be standing on oe of the areas she excavated so long ago.

Will have photos of another side trip I took yesterday, although no real archaeology involved, though some geology.

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