I was part of the 2008 field excavation team at Bat. Initially, I was very nervous as I was the youngest member of the group but it was easy to fit in with the team. The team members were extremely helpful inteaching me proper excavation and photographic techniques. In addition, I was able to explore different avenues of archaeology at the field school. I was able to assist in surveying, watch how GIS is used in the field and try my hand at drawing the pottery sherds. Even five years later, I still think about how much fun I had and how much I learned at the field school. I definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in archaeology.
-Erica Noddings-Zinola, U.C. Davis (2009)
I am grateful to have been part of the 2010 Bat Excavation Season. Since I had no previous archaeology training or excavation experience, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into, but everyone was very helpful, and took the time to train me and answer my questions. I was able to participate in every level of the excavation, from hauling rocks to sorting and organizing artifacts, to digitizing field and artifact sketches. Plus, I got to spend time with wonderful people in an extraordinarily beautiful place. My time in Oman continues to be one of the best experiences of my life!
-Evie Sessions, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2010)