Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out of the Loop and in the Wadi

Kalypso and I are just about finished with our survey work in the Barqa area near Wadi Feinan, Jordan. About another week left. We're currently in Aqaba and will do some snorkeling later, but for me the big news is as follows: I just survived 25 days without internet, newspaper, television, radio or any media. I feared that my first contact with the outside world would reveal something like "President Biden declares war on Mexico". Luckily, that never happened. I also just went through more than 1,000 emails. We're looking forward to heading back to New Orleans on August 1st, but for now, we'll just have to keep walking around and looking for flint and pottery.

Here are a few pics before I run, or swim as the case might be:
First, a very angry camel. Can't get enough of the camels out here.
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Second, here is what the spectacular desert terrain looks like in our survey area. It was unusual for there to be clouds that morning.
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Third, here is Kalypso on a sand dune.
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Lastly, here is a picture of me and my team trying to figure out where to go survey next.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see some photos. I am so ready for both of you to be home. Therese

3:25 AM  
Anonymous adratos said...

Were y'all singing at that poor camel? Btw, the Paris video was one of the funniest things I've seen in years.

11:08 AM  
Blogger mominem said...

If you thought the fate of the world depended on you, you're obviously wrong.

Have you registered for Rising Tide 4 yet?

9:51 PM  

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