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For the past few weeks we have been exceedingly busy in our work, completing survey of the surrounding areas, mapping and laying out trenches as well as starting excavation.  The selected areas for excavation are that of living areas well … Continue reading

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We’re here and ready to excavate 2015

The goal of this season’s excavations is to further investigate the Middle and Late Bronze Age (about 2000 to 1200 BCE) occupation of the area around Oǧlanqala that we first encountered last season. The intriguing finds from last year (including … Continue reading

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Pot day

Our first two weeks of excavation were frustratingly uneventful. I really had nothing to report. Very hot days for work with rainy afternoons, little sleep (and some mandatory camp bouts of stomach bug), combined with no finds of any importance … Continue reading

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Beginning the dig

We arrived about a week ago in various groups by plane from around the world. There is one airport in Naxcivan, and it isn’t large. They oddly have a classic airport shuttle  though to take you the 50 yards to … Continue reading

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Getting ready to go!

Many large Amazon boxes in my living room. Two days left to pack them in crates and get to the airport. We suspect we just might be overweight in our baggage….

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