Its a rare situation where a combination of hard, physical work, long hours with waking up before the sun rises, heat, sweat and dirt combine to bring smiles to people’s faces. but this is one of the unique occurrences in an archaeological dig, and has been one of our aims from the get-go at Tel Burna. We hope the participants of the 2011 season enjoyed the experience of an archaeological dig, and we have the smiles documented that suggest we succeeded in making archaeology fun! because in all honesty, if we’re not having fun out there, there is very little reason to be out there…. enjoy the pics and thanks again to all those who participated.