Letters From The Field

Have pen, will travel. Sending letters.

New dispatches from the field: More telegraphed expedition notes

A letter from Turkey. In which is again reported from an excavation expedition in short dispatches cabled directly from the field.

Turkey, September 2015


yes, I am back in the field. As you probably remember from one of my latest letters on the topic, our research team is excavating this early Neolithic site in Turkey’s southeast during not only one, but two seasons each for a couple of years now. And after reviving the good old field dispatch earlier this year during our regular ‘spring campaign’ with these up-to-the-minute expedition telegrams – admittedly slightly modernised in the form of 140-character messages (commonly called ‘tweets’) though, I indeed intend to continue this ‘experiment in travel narration’ upon my return to the dusty plains of south-eastern Anatolia this autumn again.


So, yes – without much ado, I think I’ll just continue the #ExcavationDiary by adding these latest expedition’s dispatches, again filled with everyday field routine and #MyAnatolianVillageLifeCabled home in real time, again. Modern times, indeed. Wouldn’t you agree?



5 comments on “New dispatches from the field: More telegraphed expedition notes

  1. elbrenzink
    October 9, 2015

    Lovely! You always make Archeology more delightful.

    • Jens
      October 11, 2015

      I aim to please. Well, actually I aim to misbehave, but making archaeology delightful is a nice side effect, I guess. ;-) Really glad you enjoyed these little bits and pieces!

      • elbrenzink
        October 11, 2015

        Lol! A little bit of mischievousness is always welcome.😉

  2. Curt Mekemson
    October 10, 2015

    Thanks! I really enjoyed the tour, and the humor. Snakes indeed, Mr. Jones. :) –Curt

    • Jens
      October 11, 2015

      You’re most welcome! :-D

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