Preparation day at Safi

Many thanks to all of our staff and students who put in such a back breaking day

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

Today, a large group of the staff met at Safi for a day of preparations – a long and hot day from 7 am to 3 pm! Thanks to everyone!

We worked on several things:

1) We marked old and new squares in the various areas, helped by Yehuda and Shachar Shapira and co., who for years have given us a day of their time to make sure that the squares are accurately set up.

2) We started setting up the tarps – since this year the workers who helped us in the past are not available. We set up E and the breakfast area, and laid out the tarps for Area A (to be connected to poles, etc.). We still have to put up the tarps in D, F and P.

3) We did some ground penetrating radar (GPR) in Area P, to try and delineate additional sections of…

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