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A Typical Day in Giecz

By Beata Gruszka, BA, University of Michigan graduate student

7:15 — Breakfast

8:00–11:00 — Field Work. Two participants will remain at the house for artifact processing.

11:00–11:30 — Break („second breakfast”)

11:30–15:00 — Field Work. Two participants will remain at the house for artifact processing.

15:30 — Dinner (the largest meal of the day; always a hot meal)

Lectures (in English), occur at 17:00 and typically last 1 to 1.5 hours. Lectures do not occur daily; on days without lectures this is free time, unless we are behind on artifact processing, at which point students are expected to help finish this work.

19:00 — Supper

after supper-Free Time (and the occasional campfire when we roast Polish kiełbasa in the fire instead of going to supper. We typically do this once a week, sometimes more often).

We leave for all meals 15 minutes before the designated meal time. It takes ten to fifteen minutes to walk to where we eat our home cooked meals. (Breakfast is at 7:15, so we leave at 7:00, etc.).

On weekends the schedule varies, Saturdays we have field trips and Sundays are typically days off. Meal times will vary on weekends and you will have input on setting up the weekend meal schedule.
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