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Dimeh visit

Last Saturday we got a sleep in (until 7am) and then set off for a day in the desert to see some sights. Our first stop was Dimeh, but on the way one of our land cruisers got stuck in … Continue reading

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Dimeh visit

Last Saturday we got a sleep in (until 7am) and then set off for a day in the desert to see some sights. Our first stop was Dimeh, but on the way one of our land cruisers got stuck in … Continue reading

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I like sand up my nose by Sam age 25

Today we went into the field and we dug some hearths. We have dug hearths in the field for three days now. Hearth features used to be fire pits used by people a very long time ago. Today they look … Continue reading

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Friday trench tour at Karanis

On Friday we had planned to head out to Kom W first thing in the morning to look at the condition of the site. This didn’t exactly work out as one of the Land Cruisers wouldn’t start. We skipped this part of the day … Continue reading

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Pedestrian survey

Top of today’s list of jobs was to field-walk looking for hearths and grindstones. 3 hours of walking up and down in tandem with 5 of the crew, staring longingly at the ground. Hoping to spot the illusive smoothed rocks, or the characteristic clusters … Continue reading

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A personal reflection on food poisoning and camp life – the other side of field work

I don’t know what it was that did it, but it got done – I have been poisoned. Every single person you talk to about visiting Egypt warns that you’ll get it, the old Cairo Belly, but you always think/hope, … Continue reading

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Day One: Prepare for trouble-and make it double!

The day dawned fine. Those old familiar words from the February 2012 GMIP echoed in our minds as we woke from our well deserved and unlikely to occur again late slumber. The time was 5:30am. The residents of the Princess Palace … Continue reading

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Equipment!

Organizing the equipment for a field project requires weeks of preparation. We need to take everything we could need in Egypt from New Zealand. This includes GPS units, artefact bags, cameras, calipers, artefact scales, and all of our personal equipment. … Continue reading

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Count down anticipation 2012

We have less than two weeks to go until we get on that plane, fly over 16,000km back in time to Cairo, drive another 100kms to our dig house in the Fayum, unpack equipment, choose our tent, unpack our gear, … Continue reading

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We are finished the fieldwork for Fayum 2010!

We are finished the fieldwork for Fayum 2010! Today we are in the house packing up and most importantly backing up. We have built a GIS during the course of the season but there are always clean up jobs to … Continue reading

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