Hershal and I were I think the only two who left the Tel Gezer excavation early in 1973.
We were both misreable.
We had an innoculus conversation in dejected depressed tones in the evening the night before and then went on our respective ways in the morning.
I would love to tell the story, but Hershal does not remember what I think was a turning point in both our lives and I have not a single other documentary source.
Too bad, its a good story
I left the excavation of an Egyptian Princess with grave goods in the cave with Karen Seger (Dig Director Joe Seger's, wife, and the definition of both Hot and Glamerous in those days :)) to return early to Allegheny and Student Politics. Hershal left that same morning. Devastated to discover he just really didn't like being an archaeologist afterall, He went to Jerusalem to begin selling Post Cards.