An unofficial blog on the archaeological excavation at Horbat Omrit, northern Israel. 22 May to 22 June 2010.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday, June 5

A half-day of work on the Jewish sabbath but then we can travel on Sunday and tourist sites will be open. Here's a shot of our new square. Note the mound in the background that has to be dug through and the exposed column capitals in the foreground and the left background.During the rest of the day, a pottery expert from Jerusalem has come up to date our pottery. By pottery, I mean small pieces and chips. Most is not useful but some is "indicative". Each square meets with her in turn and we take furious notes. This will be part of the permanent record of our square. Here is a group meeting this afternoon under a tree:We haven't collected much pottery in our square of tumbled column drums. Here's our measly stash waiting to be evaluated.


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