The Flying team has a new base in Karimama, and I made a visit to Birnin Lafiya, our ‘site-phare’ just down the road. Work has been ongoing there since last week and they have made good progress. Richard and Ali have both exposed a series of pits in their trenches while Sam is working on the horizontal following floor and walls. Didier and Mardjoua have been surveying the site recording all the potsherd pavements visible in surface. The team have just been joined by three new teams – oral tradition, ethno, and art history, about whom more later. Mosquitoes (very common this year because of the high river level) prevent this entry being longer!