Monday, December 19, 2011

The Dig at Shiloh

Trip Note: It's been a while since I've posted, I'll try get caught up soon, but right now we've been back in the states for a couple weeks now at Grandma and Grandpa Rogers and traveling around visiting people all over the states.  At the moment we're in Kansas City, MO.  We'll be heading up to Grandma Effie's in ND today and we'll be staying there for about a week till we head back up to AK.

The group we were with took over the dig at Shiloh while we we're there.  Every week they put a new group of people there to dig.  It was a lot of fun.
David and Benjamin were very excited about the first big piece of pottery they found.

There we're two spots we worked at.  The one we spent most of our time at we started so we spent the first day just picking up pottery but after that we were uncovering walls and bigger pots.
The other place had already been worked on a lot and we were uncovering bigger things like olive presses.
Every once in a while we'd find a weird bug.  We found a few scorpions.

Dad had the most interesting find.  He dug up a unexploded artillery shell used in WW1.  The IDF sent a bomb squad and we all got evacuated while they blew it up.
Here we're all waiting for them to blow it up.
On Friday we got to go pick Olives for our first and last time.

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