Ashkelon Rocks!

Today was the last day at the dig site. We spent the morning sweeping and taking photos of all of our hard work.  Then we took down a couple of walls and locked up the grid until next summer.  Earlier in the summer Nathan asked about the sorts of rocks we find here in Israel. Geologist Dave went through the rock collection and pulled out some of his favorites to share with you all.  Here you go!

Junior Archaeologist Activity

How is stone used in your life? Do you have stone in your house? outside of your house? Is stone used in an interesting way in your neighborhood? Take pictures and e-mail them to me at and I will post them on the blog!

Question of the Day

What other things do you think rocks might have been used for in Ashkelon? Can you think of other uses for rocks in your home and neighborhood?