First Day in the Field on the Western Argolid Regional Project

Most of you have figured out that I’m in Greece and helping some excellent colleagues put together a new field project called the Western Argolid Survey Project. After a couple minor set backs, including a one-day delay on the permit and some rain (!), we are heading out into the field for our first day in about a half an hour.

It’s 5:15 here and I was WIDE AWAKE at 4 am excited and apprehensive about all the moving parts that are vital to making the first day and all the subsequent days work smoothly. These moving parts range from the field forms, mapping procedures, databases, the GIS, walker morale, and artifact counting and collection. There will be bumps in the road, for certain, but I think we have covered enough of our bases to ensure that the first few days in the field are a success.

I’ll report back later this afternoon, but for now I’ll leave you with a dramatic image of clouds snagged on the top of Mt. Artemision overlooking our survey area. Our hope is that these clouds are dispersing leaving us with a clear field season, but they are always provide a hint of doom!

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