Feb 18, 2015

Two hard working volunteers and their reward.

Alex and Mark with their reward.
Two of our volunteers relaxing after a long day of digging and rewarded with a whole jar. They took 3 entire jars from this same location, a juglet, bowl and this beautiful jar. They only had to dig down 1.5 meters to reach it. To date 12 whole vessels have been excavated out of my squares in 9 seasons at Tall el-Hammam - 3 Iron age, 6 Roman / Byzantine and 3 Middle Bronze Age. Of course thousands of sherds and many diagnostic sherds have been excavated from the squares but whole vessels are rare and extremely important for dating our locus in our squares. Great job Alex and Mark. Alex has been working with us for 9 seasons and Mark just joined us but plans to be back.

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