Amazing progress is happening in Mala Pecina. Two trenches have been opened inside and some impressive impresso pottery has started to appear. Unfortunately we have brought the welsh weather with us, and excavation has to stop on this drizzly sunday. Despite the weathers change in mood work still continues at home with the research and processing of new caves, we are now able to compare and contrast sites from across the region. This included the careful washing of our current finds, having the excess soil removed to reveal the unique form of each individual piece, before they could then be laid out in the improving conditions to dry and the team sat down for a tasty greek style dish for our dinner.
We are excited for the further excavation on both trench 1 and 2. Both trenches remain promising for the further discovery of interesting finds that could answer some initial questions, and maybe create a few more on the specific aspects we have uncovered.
Work in Croatia will continue come rain or shine and we will endeavour to keep you informed.
After a long journey the new Cardiff University recruits have arrived and settled in! We welcome Tom, Rachael, Lexi, Victoria, Annie, Leon and Jack to the dig who will be helping with the digging, recording and processing of data from the cave site for the next 3 weeks (As well as a bit of general housekeeping). Ivan and Boric have also joined and will be assisting us on our Croatian Exploration! Borics is a filmmaker and experienced caver who will documenting the excavation.
Despite some miserable weather in the morning, the sun came out in time for a trip up into the mountains to locate the cave before picking up the new arrivals from the airport at Split. After a brief stop at a supermarket for provisions we arrived back at Villa Iva and the students sorted out living arrangements and moved in their belongings. The day ended with a tasty dinner and an early night in preparation for the start of work tomorrow.
We will continue to keep you all updated so stay tuned!