The A-Team

So I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the Archaeology team of this year (since I keep on referring to them as if you already know them). Our team consists out of 15 students, three tutors, our two wonderful drivers (who do more than drive – the one is a celeb look…

Day 2

25 July 2017 As predicted, it was raining today, so we had the opportunity to sort through faunal material found at the site last year. We divided into four different groups and began sorting. Our main objective was to go through the material and identify the identifiable¬†fragments and go through tiny fragments of bones and…

Day 1 pt. 2

24 July 2017 So, when Deano and Azraa (an honours student specialising in calcrete formations) returned from their search, they informed us that they had found two different spots where we would be digging standard test pits (STP). Both of the sites were right next to, what most people would call, rocks. The calcrete rock…

Day 1 pt.1

24 July 2017 We arrived on campus a little early (some would say we were a bit too eager, but tbh in my case, I was just scared that I would be late and miss the bus). When the transportation arrived, we packed the bakkies. In went sieves, buckets, gazebos, spades, trowels, camping chairs, picks,…

Prep week

So this past week we have been prepping for the field school which is to start on Monday. Usually, this is when archaeologists go around, ensuring that permits and licenses are in order, that all the total stations and gear are packed, suitable packing and marking materials bought and ensuring that members of the team…