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Monday morning and back to normal duties for three members of staff just returned from Kurdistan. Last week they were working in the Shanidar Cave in the Zagros Mountains in Iraq which recently made the news with the discovery of more Neanderthal remains.  Ross Lane said:

‘Last Monday I was shovelling backfill and breaking rocks with a sledgehammer in Shanidar cave revealing Ralph Solecki’s section edge where he had previously identified some Neanderthal remains and today I am tapping away at the computer writing sets for St Edmunds School 2012 excavation. Quite a contrast. Big rocks … ‘.

Meanwhile Hazel has been back watching boreholes and our Director, Paul Bennett, is trawling through a very long list of emails. Welcome home!
Shanidar caveShanidar caveSolecki trench after excavation
Hazel sieving for artefacsPaul and Dr Lucy Farr recording Solecki sectionsThe rock breaking team

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