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January 26, 2011

Interim adventures and other stories

posted in Jared Katz

Hello again, It has been quite some time since I last wrote. My name must have been dredged up from last year’s blogs, because I was just asked to write a few more blogs. I am, unfortunately, not currently working at an archaeological site in the middle of the jungle, but rather am sitting at […]

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August 23, 2010

They needed to bring in a Lafayette student to do it right

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It has been quite some time since I did my last blog. This summer has flown by and I had very little free time to write. I figured that it would be a good idea to get my blog caught up on the events of the summer. Here we go. At the end of the […]

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June 12, 2010

Grant Work part 3

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Hey again, A lot has happened since I last wrote. I spent three additional days working at Palenque, which was fantastic. Palenque is a truly incredible site. I spent my time analyzing the carvings that are present there. As I mentioned previously, one of the things that I was looking at is the difference between […]

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May 22, 2010

Grant Work II

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Hello again, Since last I spoke, or wrote to get technical, to you I have being traveling from site to site researching. It has been going very well. The last I told you I had arrived in Palenque. I worked there for 4 days, and it was fantastic. The site is so amazing. It has […]

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May 13, 2010

Grants

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Hey, Once again it has been a while since I have last written. These past two weeks have been extremely hectic. I will catch you all up with as much information as I deem that you will be interested in reading about. So my last week of work was spent in the tunnels. It was […]

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April 27, 2010

In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle (I’m running out of pun names)

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Hey, My last week, or the amount of time it has been since my last update, has been good. I got to work in the tunnels on Friday, which was fantastic. These tunnels are located beneath the Pinturas structure at San Bartolo. Pinturas has become extremely important in the world of Maya archaeology, for it […]

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April 22, 2010

More stories… and a trip to the hospital.

posted in Jared Katz

Hey, So last week was extremely crazy. As I told you I had been working in the tunnels, which was brilliant. I got to excavate, haul dirt, draw stratiagraphic profiles, and many other amazing things. The first day I went to work in the tunnels my right foot fell asleep. It still has not completely […]

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April 10, 2010

The Tunnels: I work in a land down under

posted in Jared Katz

Hey all, So as promised here is my second update for this week. I am currently doing something that I guarantee pretty much everyone that is not claustrophobic has dreamed of doing. I am working in a network of underground tunnels. To get to these tunnels I need to descend a 30-foot pit on a […]

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April 7, 2010

You know, adventure as usual.

posted in Jared Katz

Hello once again, A ton has been going on here since my last update. So as I had said in my previous update I was working on mapping the site. I got to tromp around in bullet proof snake guards and map structures that are more than 1,500 years old. These structures have never been […]

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March 23, 2010

Snake story

posted in Jared Katz

Here is my brief anecdote for Tuesday as promised. It is actually on time as well, so everyone should be very impressed. Yesterday I promised I would tell the story of my run in with a fer-de-lance. Here it is. I was excavating in an elite residential group to the north of the main palace […]