Morning view of Modi'in from Gezer.
Sifting at the Canaanite Gate.
The Big Sifter for the tunnel dirt.
Digging at the Canaanite Gate.
Asi, our crane operator and barista.
Dr. Cole, Eli Yannai and Tsvika Tsuk reading pottery.
Dr. Warner and Lyn Pruitt working on pottery and artifacts.
We had a great work day today at all three areas -- 50 bags of material were pulled from the water system and the two above ground locations continued to carefully excavate. At this mid-point of the dig, everyone is equal parts excited, exhausted, and home sick. We still have much to do before we leave and many questions are left that we hope to answer ... in the coming week and in the next few years.
For those of you who are not acquainted with the history of Gezer and the history of the site's archaeology, below is a portion of last year's report regarding the dig.
Tel Gezer Water System