Once the excavation, survey, and architecture teams leave for work each day, the villages are for the most part transformed back into their usual sleepy selves. The sherd yard however, managed by registrar Leslie Hammond (pictured above with a feline friend) and assistants Sarah Linn and Sarah Beckman, becomes a bustling center of activity.
According to the staff, staying around the village has it’s perks: “If I forget my trail mix, its no big deal! I just walk up the hill!” notes Sarah Beckman. And there’s the joy of patient discovery, explains four year veteran Sarah Linn: “It’s cool when you’re washing something and you don’t know what it is and then you uncover something, like a naked body.”
An Ano Karyes resident herds sheep up the path next to the sherd yard.