Week 12 at TT 110 Find us
We're halfway through our second round of teaching! Time definitely flies when you're learning to excavate. Every day involves new challenges and new opportunities to learn. This week our students moved from the excavation proper to learning other skills. It's not enough just to know how to dig; an archaeologist needs to be able to make sense of everything that they find.
For this reason, ARCE provides the groundwork that will help our field school students understand things like pottery and bone. In addition, we also teach the students how to draw what they find. This may sound archaic, given how easy it is nowadays to take a digital picture, but, in fact, illustration is an important part of any archaeologist's training. Photography is vital to archaeological recording (hence all the lovely pictures you see on this website), but a drawing can very quickly capture only the important details that archaeologists need to analyze things like pottery.
In addition to learning these new skills, students continued with the regular afternoon paperwork and lectures. It's hard to believe that in another few weeks, ARCE will graduate more than 30 students from this program!
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.