Monthly Archives: February 2011

The use of pounders

It’s not always easy to determine what the artifacts we find were used for. Some archaeologists don’t try to explain, others get into acrimonious battles. The interpretation of worked round stones was heavily disputed at Tell Halif. Here’s my email … Continue reading

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Next letter from the dig

And my letters from the dig continued. Here is the one from 19 June 2007: After a fairly uneventful few days in my square I was moved to another aptly called the “rock garden”. No-one could make any sense of … Continue reading

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Starting to dig

As an archaeologist you have to start somewhere. Yes, there’s plenty to be learned from books, but by doing it we can learn so much more, especially about the process of doing archaeology. And when you actually carefully dig those … Continue reading

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