[Reposted from Bill’s blog] The storerooms where we work at the Western Argolid Regional Project have a set of cabinets where we store artifacts. Apparently these cabinets came from the French project in Argos and were passed on to our project when they were no longer used. One of the most charming things about these… More Typologies
Today is day 3 of the 2018 WARP study season. My main observation so far is: archaeology is hard. OK, that’s something that I obviously know, but doing archaeology – especially after you haven’t been doing it for 10 months or so – makes it clear how hard it really is. Most non-archaeologists don’t know… More Archaeology is hard
You know you’re gearing up for a new season in the field when you’re cleaning up a winter’s worth of dust, cobwebs, etc. in your storage and study facility. This is really sensitive work that only people with highly specialized degrees and extensive archaeological experience are capable of doing: My camera lens isn’t dirty; that’s the… More Spring cleaning!
We have an apotheke now. Apotheke (αποθήκη) is Greek for storage facility, but for most archaeologists working in Greece, it means a place where you store and study the artifacts that you collect from the field. Up until today, we were getting the apotheke ready. That meant renting the space, having security measures installed, getting electricity, water, and… More The apotheke
Sweeping is a big part of archaeology. Some would say that 90% of archaeology is sweeping. In an excavation, it’s really important to keep your trench clean. In a survey, it’s important to keep your apotheke (storage space) clean. We’re hoping that our apotheke will be approved for use soon, so we took the opportunity to… More Sweeping