The last week of the project flew by and there has been a lot left to do in terms of finalization for the excavations. With the digging coming to a conclusion, focus has shifted to documentation, including the drawing and photographing of trenches. While less physically demanding, these tasks are important for recording and future study of the site. The physically demanding part came during the backfilling. It’s a somewhat depressing end; placing back soil that was previously carefully removed. This week was also filled with exciting offsite activities, including a wine tasting, a pottery drawing session, and a small party with local catering. The last four weeks on Pantelleria has been a tremendous journey, but now it is time to say goodbye to this little island and return home!