Working in Turkey this summer was an amazing experience. I learned a lot, both academically and socially. Regarding archaeology itself, I learned how to be very careful, keeping an eye out for any little thing which could be something. It’s very easy to miss...

Trowel and Error

During this internship I have managed to learn a few key things. First is the importance of challenging your own assumptions. This was a lesson that I learned constantly in my month on site. The most notable example of getting carried away with assumptions was the...

I’ve Hit Bedrock

Before I begin, please excuse my interjections of comments and enjoy.  Being here at the archeological internship, I have been immensely overloaded with so much information and amazement. As part of the Antiochia ad Cragum archaeologists, we are helping to create the...

Final Thoughts

With our time in Turkey coming to an end, I am both excited to be back home again but also saddened by the prospect of leaving behind our work. Over these weeks I have learned a lot at Antiochia, and have gained a deeper appreciation for the finer details of...

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...

Sometimes You Should Just Jump

To those considering an archaeological internship in Turkey, here are some things you should know. I never thought I’d actually do something like this, and I’m so happy I did. It was an amazing experience. It got me out of my comfort zone and hopefully into my future...