The archaeological season is well under way at Tel Lachish. I have several friends and former students who are participating in this new expedition. Wayne Galloway has posted a few nice photos on Facebook and has given me permission to post a couple of these here.
The first photo shows an overview of section B. Wayne says,
The squares are on the right, sifted dirt and rocks removed from the squares on the left. Each special item found (ex. sling stone, arrow heads, special pottery finds, etc.) is carefully documented. Pottery is removed washed and identified, bones are kept, the location, depth, etc.
I understand that the group Wayne is with are working on the northern side of the tel above the well. He describes the next photo as a “Big Picture” of the square he is working in. Notice a portion of a wall that presumably will extend into the next square when it is opened.
Luke Chandler is posting additional information about the dig on his blog here.