Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Work in progress

Filling and stacking sandbags to this height is one of the less fun things of archaeology.
Here's where strong tall men save the day.

I'm digging again after two months at home being a blogger bum.
Archaeology is fun but for me it means getting the first bus at 5:50, eight hours on the job, and two hours (total) commuting every day.
It leaves little time for anything else in the evening.
So I ask your patience and understanding if I have fallen behind on blog visiting and comment answering. Hope to catch up with you all this weekend. Thanks for all your stimulating comments!

13 comments:

Louise said...

To me, visiting a blog is a personal thing. If I visited you blog every single post and commented on them all, that would not mean I expected you to ever visit mine. We visit ones we like for some reason or another.

Sounds like back-breaking work, but how much fun! (The archeaology, not the blogging.)

Michelle said...

I hope you find some wonderful things in the field Dina. What a perfect place for you to be and how lucky that we can all share it..

kjpweb said...

I'd probably would make the same choice! It's worth getting up that early for the chance being part in a dig! Beats sitting at home and blogging hands down!
Cheers, Klaus

Leora said...

I saw those bags at archaeological digs when I was in Israel (in Jerusalem at Ir David and in Tel Dan). What are they for? Why are they needed? Do they hold up the dirt/sand behind?

Kris McCracken said...

I have always wondered something about archaeology, but fear that it is silly question. Logically, it would appear that the standard practice would be to have some idea of what you are looking for, map it out, and then attack it in a structured manner. Or is it common to go in from another angle, be vaguely aware that there is a likelihood that *something* might be there, and have a crack at finding it, and figuring out the details from there?

Ann said...

I've always been fascinated by archaeology, would love to try a dig some time but suspectI would get bored very quickly unless something was found early on.

Kay said...

I can't wait to read about all the things you will discover, Dina. Have a great time!

Shimmy Mom said...

Good luck with your work. Try to relax when you get a chance. I hope that you find something fascinating!
I did not know that you had to sandbag everything, but it makes perfect sense. Seems safer.
God bless

Tipper said...

Dina you have such an interesting job!! And I totally understand-you've got to work!!

Jerez said...

Dina, don't forget to take camera break onsite, and post later..:) We'll wait for you..good those men are around to do the stacking...I'll wait for later to hear why they use them..

Dick said...

I understand, blogging takes a lot of time. I hope you find some interesting things. Take care of yourself.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh, Dina, would so much enjoy being on a dig! It's always been a fantasy, although I hear it's back breaking work. My dear friend's sister and husband are archeologists who primarily teach here in the U.S., but have been all over the world. It's fascintating. Well, I can vicariously enjoy through my visit with your blog. Petra

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh wow that definitely is a lot of bags and hard work