The "Watermelon Field" dig

Matt Adams offers an orientation to the team at the start of the 2011 "Megiddo East" excavations. I'll forever associate the experience with the smell of rotting watermelons, as these were pitched to the edge of the dig site. They burst, of course, and cooked under the summer sun. Note the deep trench cut into Tell al-Mutesellim (Megiddo) rising on the left.