First day cleaning

Our team had a very good first day on-site for 2018. We have a great team of about 30 students and scholars working very hard to understand ancient Eleon.

Today involved removal of large tarps, originally intended as lake liner material but used to protect the site over the winter. The tarps held up excellently and will allow us to start real excavation quicker than any previous year. They prevented excessive weed growth and any damage from rain or snow. They also seems to have provided an attractive home to some very large snakes.

Our team was very cool about these interesting guests. We have requested that the snakes move on.

Tomorrow, after some well deserved rest, our excavations will begin in earnest. We have a great team and look forward to exciting results this summer.

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