With the completion of the second week of excavation, we said good bye to our friends from Canada and to two other volunteers. Thus ended two hectic weeks of excavation. With teams deployed in five areas, we identified a second decumanus for the city, got to the very foundations of the atrium, explored facilities to the east of the church, and began probing what might be under the church complex. To the later questions, we can confidently say, bedrock. There is little evidence of pre-exisiting structures.
But before the departure of our friends, we spent three days in Jordan with a focus on Petra. What a time!