In my mail this morning, I found a lovely magazine article about the new Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. Central to the operations of this new facility is Tall ‘Umayri – the dig site I photograph artifacts & activities for every two years.
For those who were following our progress on Facebook during the 2012 season, you might notice a familiar photograph in the article – one I took of our whole group on top of Umayri’s reconstructed four-room house.
It’s a very exciting time for the archaeology team at La Sierra. Archaeology is largely underfunded, and to have a whole centre dedicated to the discipline is wonderful.
If you’d like to read the article for yourself, you can check it out here.