by Lydia Beaumont-Cankaya
Hi everyone, my name is Lydia, I am nine years old, and I am going to be part of an archaeological excavation. The excavation is taking place on the island of Andros which is in Greece.
To get to Andros from Australia, you will have to set aside a couple of days because you have to catch the plane, a boat and drive to your destination.
The reason why I am here is because my mum* is an archaeologist and I am going to be one of the helpers. There are many archaeologists here (about 25 of them).
They have to work very hard and visit different types of sites. They don’t always dig; they also put pieces of pottery and sculpture together and sometimes they do a lot of research in one place.
They also work in museums and some of them teach the subject of Archaeology. My mum came to my school once and taught us about the ancient Olympics.
The first thing we did at Chora was explore the surrounding town.
* Lydia’s mum is Dr Lesley Beaumont, one of the three team leaders of the Zagora Archaeology Project.