Week 2 Update

Day 5:

It’s our one day weekend and time to go see more archaeology! Our first stop is Tel Te’o (also conveniently located not 500m from an Aroma), which is a Chalcolithic site located in the Hula Valley.

Participants navigating the brush at Tel Te'o. (Pictured left to right: EH, BH, RP, SC)

Participants navigating the brush at Tel Te’o. (Pictured left to right: EH, BH, RP, SC)

Team photo courtesy of the drone (a dronie if you will).

Team photo courtesy of the drone (a dronie if you will).

Next stop was Rujm al-Hiri in the Golan, another Chalcolithic site with a ridge of ‘row houses’ located near a megalithic structure.  ACH was able to get some amazing aerial photos and video with our drone.

Excavated portions on the ridge at Rujm al-Hiri. Photo: ACH

Excavated portions on the ridge at Rujm al-Hiri.
Photo: ACH

ACH discusses the excavations at Rujm al-Hiri. Photo: BH

ACH discusses the excavations at Rujm al-Hiri.
Photo: BH

The megalithic structure at Rujm al-Hiri, photo taken by the Phantom 3 drone.

The megalithic structure at Rujm al-Hiri, photo taken by the Phantom 3 drone.

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Participants relaxing in the tomb at the center of the megalithic structure.  (Pictured left to right: SC, EH, LT, GD, JB, RP, RH)

Participants relaxing in the tomb at the center of the megalithic structure. (Pictured left to right: SC, EH, LT, GD, JB, RP, RH)

Ending our long day at the Bezelet (Basalt in Hebrew) Brewery for some lunch and brewskis.

Ending our long day at the Bezelet (Basalt in Hebrew) Brewery for some lunch and brewskis.

Day 7:

EH gave a lecture on her dissertation research from Tel Tsaf, another Chalcolithic excavation in the Jordan Valley.  She explained the methodology of micromorphology and her findings in relation to the Tel Tsaf excavations.

EH giving her lecture.

EH giving her lecture.

Day 8:

We started test pits today!

ACH and YR breaking ground at Wadi al-Shert.

ACH and YR breaking ground at Wadi al-Shert.

The goats added to the scenery this morning.

The goats added to the scenery this morning.

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