This morning, a group of us (Joe, Amit, Debi, Liora and I) went over to Kibbutz Revadim, to take out some materials for analysis from our container. We were looking for bags of sediments from previous seasons, whether unsieved or fine sieved, for microfaunal (small animals such as rodents, birds and reptiles) analysis, and for a pilot project to see whether there is any evidence of microscopic parasites in the sediments.
And to all of those out there who collected many of these samples during the various seasons – this goes to show that your hard work was not in vain!
Although we were sure that the container would be quite disgusting (wet, rats, etc.), in fact, it was in very good shape (thanks, to large amount, to the excellent work of organizing it that was done at the end of the season – thanks to all those who worked hard on that!!!).
In addition, we had a chance to drive not far from the tell and the views with the green fields around it was quite impressive.
Here is a picture of Joe, looking like a miner deep underground (with helmet and headlamp), going through one of the closets in the container, looking for the bags with sediment samples. Debi is making sure that he is not goofing off.
And in addition to it all, the weather was great – tomorrow it starts to rain.