Today was the last day of digging in Areas M and Y, and then, towards the end of the day, the shades came off.
In Area Y, Jill and her team did a little more digging and mainly cleaned. Adi Eliyahu came and did some sampling for microarchaeological analyses of the enigmatic mud brick structure/feature.
In Area M, Maria and her team worked on finishing the last things to dig – including a whole slew of complete and/or restorable vessels.
In Area D East, we did the final aerials.
As always, on the day the shades come off – its unbearably hot – but that’s life…
Quite a few people stayed back in the office to finish up processing of the finds – and we are doing well with all our “finishing up” tasks.
Here’s the daily clip and a nice aerial view of Areas D east and D west, looking eastward above the western side of the lower city, taken today: