Preparations at the Tell!

Today, a group of team members were on the tell, preparing the various areas for the excavation. We had a tractor with us, which did a fantastic job removing thorns and cacti from around the various areas, fixing up soil dumps, and in general, making the excavation areas and surroundings into a much more easier to manage environment.

The areas are looking good – and it looks like we are going to have a really great season.

And we even had a nice find today – a very large olive oil press stone, found in a terrace near Area K.

Things are looking good.

Tomorrow, a bunch of the team will be at BIU and Kfar Menahem, setting up equipment for the dig.

And the rest of the team arrives on Sunday! Dig fever is definitely here!!