Friday the 13th!
How much does luck have to do with archaeology? I’m not sure all that much frankly. The reasons why we dig where we do are based on lots of different sources of evidence – geophysical survey, surface collection survey, architectural survey and previous excavations nearby. We also have a general idea of how sites form and how sites from the periods we are excavating look at other sites.Our site does have some very unusual, puzzling features – the large polygonal wall running a curved, concave path for one, plus the parts of the earlier Mycenaean constructions on the site – so, figuring all this out, makes every day interesting and our work meaningful.  Wish us luck!
Yesterday we had our first student-led trench tours. Very good job, Nicole and Honor!

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