Where’s Waldo?

As I noted in a previous blog, the task of sifting on an archaeological dig can be tiresome and filthy work, but also rewarding: it’s like playing the children’s book game “Where’s Waldo?” Yesterday I didn’t find Waldo, but I did...

The real dirt …

The real dirt on sifting is that the dirt is on you. The glamor side of a dig is the digging: after someone else has conceived the plan, designed the dig, surveyed the squares, lined them with sandbags, and worked through the topsoil, the fun begins. Using a variety...