Okay, okay, back to the trenches!

I thought everyone would like to see our progress in the trenches. That fancy ladder that we told you about last week has been working a charm (although not advisable in a strong wind), giving us terrific overhead shots of the whole area and how excavation is coming along. In the photo below you can really see the features coming out: On the left is the ditch, maybe dating to the 2nd half of the 2nd century based on the pottery, in the middle is an interesting pit, date unknown, and to the left of that is the fully excavated boundary ditch (perhaps for demarcation).

This is an incredible amount of work for the two weeks we've been in the trench!
This is an incredible amount of work for the two weeks we’ve been in the trench!

And just for comparison, here is the overhead from the week before on June 5th. Great work everyone–we’ve come a long way in only two weeks! And just because it’s still so novel–the sun is STILL shining!!! (knock on wood…please).

An overhead view of the excavation area from the west.
An overhead view of the excavation area from the west.

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