It’s already half way through the season, and the excavation is in full swing. I have experienced some interesting things thus far. The trench had to be extended several times now, allowing for the opportunity to see more pieces of a big puzzle come together. The most challenging thing so far has been keeping my eyes peeled for soil changes, which can be very subtle, but keen eyes can also help spot important finds as well. Being in June now, the weather has changed to become more humid, hot, and sunny, leading to soils drying out very quickly. Of course, it leads to a dip in the silty, unexpected sinkhole-ly, Lago di Venere, and the Mediterranean too, while completing my first ever Sudoku puzzle!