We are back!
After several days of tropical acclimatisation and tedious administrative adventures into the depths of the Indonesian bureaucratic world (oft causing headaches and racking nerves...) our team of researchers has arrived in the Tanah Datar region in the heart of highland Sumatra!
This season, our team comprising local and foreign archaeologists (and the children, who according to the visas also count as researchers this year!) will continue excavating the site of Bukit Gombak at the foot of the Gunung Merapi, an active volcano and spectacular landmark looming above the open valley. In cooperation with students from the Universitas Indonesia our group from the Freie Universität Berlin will commence fieldwork in the coming days, as well as other areas of research such as pottery and small find studies and an accurate measurement of the site.
As a team, we are hoping for a successful and rewarding season in 2012 and look forward to your company over the next 6 weeks!