Thursday, 22 July 2010

Day 23: Wednesday 21st July

We'd firstly like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lauren.

Weather: Warm.

Word of the day: Buckets and finds train.

Find of the day: Large pieces of blue and white pottery. (Pictured below)

Above are students filling out a context sheet.

Both wednesday last week and wednesday this week we have had a number of community volunteers on site. This project is giving them an introduction to archaeology. They are invited to dig, trowell, sieve for finds and clean the finds. Above are two community volunteers searching for finds in the soil heaps.

The material culture students were doing finds processing today. They also had an informal session outside in the sun led by Alvaro, about the excavation and treatment of Organic Materials. All the students were intently listening and afterwards commented on how interesting the talk was.

Becky and Cherubin learning about Organic Materials.

Charlie's Beard was mostly made of metal today.

Name: Cherubin. Recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied Geographic Information Systems.
Likes: Cars, shiny things and Corporation.
Dislikes: Avril Lavigne, mean people and politicians.
Ideal Dinner Party guests: Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Dennis Rodman, Henry VIII and Seth McFarlan.
If I could be anyone for a day, i'd like to be: James Bond
If I could be involved in any archaeological excavation, I'd like to excavate: The Temple of David underneath the Dome of Rock.

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