Blog post title taken from the song of the same name by The Smiths.
Tomorrow morning before sunrise, I'll try to chase the zodiacal light. However, I'm not sure if I'm gonna see much, or anything at all, on account of all the light pollution. You've seen it in my two latest pictures taken in Hamburg. I live an hour south of the city, yet I can still see a glow on the northern sky.
We're not going to dig tomorrow, so the ninth week at the excavation has come to an early end this afternoon. Here's a picture showing one half of the excavation site.
Due to the heavy rainfalls over the past couple weeks, we've covered part of the site. We ran out of tarp though. Unfortunately, David McAllister, the prime minister of the state of Lower Saxony, which we're in, doesn't seem to care much about archaeology, so we need to pinch and scrape.
You're not gonna see the other half of the site - it's far too messy to look nice in a photograph. The reason for this is, we're cutting deep into the earth to draw cross sections. Fortunately, I'm no longer the only student working here. For a couple weeks it had been only the supervisor and me, but now we got some more hard-working lads helping us.
The most recent findings include a hip bone, wood charcoal, and lots of medieval pottery. A while ago we found some musket balls. According to a story I've heard a while back, the French army once marched through the area and conquered nearby Lüneburg, so I'd guess they're from back then. Such is archaeology: Sometimes you don't know anything for sure!
I've done some work on my road bike; it's in better shape now - I had a bad fall earlier this summer. Maybe I'm gonna go out for a ride tomorrow...
Have a nice weekend!