The third excavation season at the Békés 103 cemetery in Eastern Hungary is now past its meridian and, although it took us a while to set things in motion, the student blog of the BAKOTA project is now up and running.
Now let us introduce ourselves. Joining the international, multidisciplinary team of researchers this year are nine undergraduate and four graduate students from Canada, USA, Hungary and Germany.
* Kalyan is a PhD student at the University of Toronto
* Katie and Amy are PhD students at the University of Pittsburgh
* Martin is studying for his Masters at the University of Tübingen, Germany
* Monique and Russell are recent graduates from the University of Toronto Archaeology undergraduate program. Alisa is a junior in the same program.
* Enikő, Ádám, Anna and Gergő are Hungarian archaeology students. Enikö just graduated from the University of West Hungary and Anna just graduated from the University of Szeged. Ádám is an undergraduate at the University of Miskolc.
* Katie is a senior undergrad student at the University of Pittsburgh
* Justine is a junior undergrad at Quinnipiac University
This season is a first for many of us. For Katie this is her first ever excavation project. For Monique and Russell this is the first experience with Eastern European archaeology. For all of us this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a stimulating research environment, and we are excited to share our experiences with you. Stayed tuned for updates, you will hear from us very soon!