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I dig it

Here’s a photo from when I was an intern at an archaeological excavation in the north of Oss, in the area called Horzak. You can see the big refuse piles to the right and a track through the grass on the left. I love the contrast between the green and the orangy-brown sandy soil.

The uni I attended had been excavating in Oss Horzak for ten years, so as an archaeology student it was a great opportunity to play a small role in this big research. The time period was mostly Bronze Age. What I loved about this particular dig is that you could do a lot of documenting yourself, not just dig holes (yes, there’s more to excavating than digging holes). What I didn’t love about this dig was having to share a house with 15 other people and one bathroom…

Here are some impressions of what an excavation and a ‘digging house’ look like.

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