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Identifying pottery and learning the lingo

Danielle_trenchteam2.jpg An update from Danielle, a student at Franklin and Marshall College:

I can’t believe it is already the second week that we’ve all been in Italy on the dig. Our days are flying by with the constant excitement, learning, and laughter that is taking place in lecture, on the hill, and while pottery washing. The weather has been beautiful and perfect excavation weather this week – with the exception of a few short rain showers earlier in the week.

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We have learned so much in our short time here. Not only can we all now tell the difference between the different types of pottery, but we have also learned the archaeology lingo for use in our daily activities in the trenches.

The group of fellow students has been great at pitching in and teaching each other. We all have our strengths, and everyone’s willingness to discuss their ideas and opinions makes the learning experience that much more hands-on.

Every day has been filled with something unexpected and new. I look forward to what the coming month will bring.

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