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One last look at Rome…

It seems that I’ve recovered from my jet-lag.  This year it was especially bad.  There are actually gaps in my memory from last week.  I took all the right precautions: regular sleep schedule, time in the sun, exercise, lots of … Continue reading

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Ostia Antica…

Wow!  The summer the trains heading out of Rome for the beach, are packed!  Unfortunately, Ostia Antica (the ancient port town at the mouth of the Tiber) lies 3 stops on the line before you get to the beach.  Luckily, … Continue reading

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In Roma…

We survived our flight, noisy students and mediocre in-flight service aside.  When the airline asks you for feedback on your travel experience, do you think they REALLY mean that?  Anyway… Wednesday is mostly a blur.  We checked into our room … Continue reading

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A Southwest Archaeology reading list..

I will probably never own a “digital reader” or “wireless reading device”.  I love books too much to ever consider trading in the feel of  a real one in my hands for the technological convenience of having hundreds of books downloaded onto … Continue reading

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Fine!

We did it!! We finished with the scrubbing. The last crate went in at 4:00 and we had everything put away by 5. As a reward for our effort, the archaeologist working in the new market location across the street took us on a tour of his site. It’s huge! There are Claudian horrea (warehouses) in one corner and across the lot, walls dating to Trajan. Continue reading

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Martedi!

We found a tile from a mosaic floor today, along with a clamshell and an amphorae base with the name Marini scratched into it. Lots of painted graffiti in the level we opened up – Hadrian was in power at the time… Continue reading

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Day One… Hurry up and wait!

Today was the start of the field season so, lots of brush clearing and stacking and re-stacking milk crates (they don’t put artifacts in bags here – big milk crates. The diggers started a new trench and found a bomb … Continue reading

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