Today we worked in all areas, even though the teams were a bit smaller. Most of the areas were cleaning and drawing sections, but some excavation was still carried out.
In Area D, as they Amit and Joe and their team were cleaning, they came upon some more finds, including two concentrations of astragali bones, a loomweight and several other finds. Clearly, we will not finish all the work in the squares and we will have to return next season again (which we knew in any case…).
In Area E, a very nice EB III bowl was excavated, of a type that we had not yet uncovered in previous contexts.
In Area A, the work was all cleaning, but in Area F, they have some very nice finds, including additional sections of the MB and possibly EB fortifications, a nice jar still on situ, more parts of the very interesting plastered LB installation, and other things.
Towards the end of the day, most areas took down the tarps, and by tomorrow, all areas will be without tarps.
Also, today was Jeff Chadwick’s birthday, and Yossi Baruchi, who used to work in Area F, brought him a cake to celebrate!
Tomorrow we continue cleaning and as today, I’ll try to have the streaming video up and running for the first 2 hours or so of the dig.