After six days of hard work I am beginning to understand the amount of sweat and effort that goes into excavation. Although the weather has not been ideal I have had a great time and one of the best things I have learnt on this trip is the power of a canvas tent that has withstood wind and rain.
Although I have not spent as much time excavating as others I did get the privilege of working the electronic total station for the last two days. Giving me the chance to get to see multiple parts of the trench over the course of the day. It has been stressful but recording the artefact locations is an important part of archaeology as it gives us valuable information.
The island is beautiful and I only wish there was more time to see it but we run on a pretty tight schedule to make sure we maximise our time spent in the trench. Heading over to the beach after each dig has been one of the highlights of my time here and it is a great way to relax after a day getting mud-covered or dust blown.
As we prepare for an incoming storm I have come l to take pride in fortifying my tent against the elements and feel proud when it makes it through the night.