They had found wreckage of a wooden ship in 2004, and 2008 was the third field season.
But the field season unfolded in a vastly different way.
The original survey took place in 1970 and was followed by three field seasons of excavation from 1980 to 1982.
The track was finished by the 2010 track and field season.
From 1999 to 2011 in total ten field seasons, each six weeks long, have been carried out at the cave site.
But as the field season wanes I look forward to writing my reports.
Between the 1995 and 1996 field seasons, ten sites were recorded.
The team returned for the second field season the following year and found hominid jaws.
He was fifty years old during the first field season of 1966, and already had enough commitments to last a lifetime.
But his outside shooting - 143 of 344 from the field last season (41 percent) - needs improving.