Preparing the site

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Over the last two days, Laura, Erin, and Jackie have assisted Dr. Schuler in preparing the dig site for the arrival of the team on Friday. Excavation areas have been cleared of rubble, new squares have been laid out on the surface, preliminary drawings and measurements have been made, and wifi connections to the database in St. Paul have been confirmed from the field. (This year data will be entered by iPads directly to the server at Concordia.) Excavation begins on Sunday.

Building Beta in the Western Zome
The l-shaped Building Beta is ready for excavation in Concordia’s 2012 season at Hippos. The excavation area of the western zone is outlined in red.