Survey and test excavation at Harlaa

After the success of last years field walking survey, a new survey was undertaken during this fieldwork season to assess what changes and new archaeological features could be identified in the village. The survey team consisted of one person from the cultural bureau in Dire Dawa and two people from the village of Harlaa who had extensive knowledge of the village layout.

Following the survey, we then went on to complete a 2m x 2m test pit excavation, which we are hoping will reveal some interesting dates for occupation in the village.

Nadia Khalaf in the test excavation trench.

Test excavation team sieving deposits from the trench.

Survey team and the Differential GPS.

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