had o. working with me in one of my squares today. he told stories about every stone he found (he's a geomorphologist) and translated jokes from hebrew.
o.'s oxymoron quote of the day (these are his specialty): "i just wanted to ask you...before i damage the destruction". this time he even managed to put in an allitaration as well.
my new students are working well, knock on wood. the girls found a fragment of a basalt grinding stone in their square. me, i'm plowing on with my sq. 88A and its enigmatic, confounding destruction layer. the black ash layer now seems to be inside a possible baked clay installation (collapsed internally). good thing i like riddles and puzzles. i think...
i need coffee.