This September I went to participate in my first archaeological excavation campaign. After I finally successfully finished my PhD this summer, I could manage to find the time to participate in a campaign of the CRC 806 project, I work for since more than five years. My colleagues from archaeology offered me to participate in field campaigns and excavations like this since I was part of the project, but before I finished my PhD, I did not found the time.
The excavation was located in southern Spain, in Andalusia about 50 km north west from Malaga. See the map below for the locations refered to in this blog post. Two sites were excavated in this campaign. The Cueva de Ardales, a karstic cave with findings of human remains dating 35.000 years back. And at the Sima de las Palomas de Teba, also with findings dating back to the paleolithic.