During an archaeological excavation it is very important to keep hydrated and keep yourself full of energy. It's exhausting work, oftentimes under the relentless sun.
Good snacks will be things that can handle heat well, and that are easily portable. Dried fruits and nuts are full of energy and will keep well in any temperature. Veggies like carrots can be good, but be weary of dirt or dust getting into the damp carrot bag. Cleaning your carrots will not be an easy task.
Avoid things with a short shelf life, and that don't keep well in the heat. Anything prone to melting is not a good idea, as is anything that can create a lot of waste. A candy bar is not a good choice of excavation snack, but an apple is. Be weary of protein bars, as many are essentially candy bars.
Bring a good water bottle, and be sure to not drink from water that has been sitting out for too long in your bottle, especially if it is clear. (At least in tropical environments).
Oranges and other fruit with tough peels or outsides are always a good choice. The fruit will remain clean easily.
Chocolate WILL melt.
The hearty orange.
Bananas are great, but fairly fragile compared to oranges.
I like dried apricots.
Make sure you get unsalted nuts.
A bad granola bar.
Keep your dig clean. No littering.
“Good snacks will be things that can handle heat well.”
A better granola bar.
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