Small Finds

Shimi, Ben and crew have been busy in Ashkelon. This week saw Shimi and Ben power through more than 40 buckets of pottery.  There's nothing like digging it up and cleaning it too!

 Pottery laid out to dry

Pottery laid out to dry

They had a number of interesting small finds this week including a glass base, likely from the Roman or Byzantine period, and a jar fragment incised with three letters.

 Glass base

Glass base

 Jar fragment

Jar fragment

Small finds aren't all they're finding, either. I'll do another post in the next few days showing some photos of the architecture/stratigraphy they are uncovering.  As suspected, digging near the cardo has proven to be very interesting.

With only one more week of excavation -- and 1.25 to 1.5 meters -- there is still a long way to go. Watching the progress over the next few days promises to be very exciting.