|The vast excavation area at Yenikapı|
|Look at these cool-ass shipwrecks!|
Oh, and they found some 8,500 year old burials, extending the earliest known settlement of the city by a couple thousand years!
Salvage archaeology in an urban setting is pretty different from the Indiana Jones stereotype. It's more of an industrial operation, with huge tensions between construction companies (who live and die by deadlines) and archaeologists (who would much rather take their time and not think about money). What we're going to be doing is reconstructing the administration of the project: its organization, funding, history, controversies, and aftermath (what are they going to do with all those boats?!). It should be fun. I'll keep you posted.