Clean Dirt and Goodbyes

While on this trip I learned to identify animal bones and how to begin to distinguish between what type of bone it is and to which animal it belongs. I also learned how to properly play in the dirt, and that is by keeping it level and clean. Clean dirt, is happy dirt...

Worth It

If my potential employer asks about my time in Turkey, there were would be many things that I would want them to know. First would be similar to most abroad experiences in that, I have learned to work with others that are from a different culture and to work through...

It Does Not Always Belong in a Museum

If I was back in the USA and someone made Indiana Jones jokes to me because they knew I was on a dig, I would probably stare at them with a blank expression for several minutes and as my brain would try to comprehend why they would think that was funny. After I get...

A Rainy Day

Eight days into the excavation and I have learned that I hate the rain here. With Thursday bringing enough rain to cancel a day of excavation, my team and I are unable to finish leveling AC6C and start removing wall-fall near the east wall and start to expose what...

Sticker Bushes are the Enemy

Coming to Turkey with a cold wrecking havoc in your body is not the most ideal way to start off your trip, but my time here has been amazing so far with my cold only being a slight annoyance. Although, I am sure my roommates would prefer the coughing from the top bunk...