Fieldwork Begins!

Fieldwork has commenced in Isdhoo, Laamu Atoll where the team will be working on a number of sites, including the Isdhoo Asaaree coral stone mosque complex, the area around the Isdhoo Bodu Haiytheli mound, and a number of other, previously undocumented sites on the island. Our field survey of some of the overgrown areas around the mound in particular has already revealed elements indicating that it was situated within a much larger complex associated with that well-known monument than had been noted by earlier observers. Our current work is on trying to more clearly establish the broader contours of the site, and to document the ruins of several dozen structures that we have discovered there.