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 Update

Well, My group met for the pottery reading and it came out fantastical, at least from my perspective. And the way one hopes and the way it should, but, of course, it doesn't have to. The date readings on our pottery, collected in small increments, depth-wise and geography-wise generally contained more that one possible range of dates. But those ranges got older and older the deeper we went. The upper buckets tended to be 13th century Islamic (The last time there was habitation at Omrit, that we know of) and the deepest buckets were Early and Middle Roman. This was to be expected but it's nice confirmation that my square is digging correctly and carefully. If you pick up a Coca-Cola bottle cap in your deepest layer, it totally destroys your dating.

Oh, here's Amy, whose mother is following the blog.


Becca said...

AMY!!! Tell her I say hello!

Bill said...

Done! Wish you were here.

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