Due to technical difficulties.

A few of you may have noticed that my last two blogs came up in pieces. In fact, it took many attempts across several hours to get the previous blog to load at all. This one is being sent from the town of Bismil about 25 minutes away from Tepe.

We are still having difficulties with our electrical supply. Turkey runs on a 240V system, but our regulator in the dig house is showing that we are only getting about 150-170V into the house. Some of the rooms in the compound effectively have no electricity and the power goes out completely about ten or so times a day. This appears to be a problem across the entire village, but it does make our technology-driven work more challenging.

We are also having difficulties with our wireless connectivity, which is intermittent at best. If you don’t hear from us for a few days, don’t despair, we will get updates to you as soon as possible. Field conditions are often a bit on the rough side, but we are still making good progress with the archaeology, despite the technical difficulties.

On the bright side, today’s survey data look really interesting; more to come soon on that subject!

About matney

Dr. Matney is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies at the University of Akron. He is the Director of the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition.
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