What happens to those pottery pieces that we find?

Before coming to Ashkelon, I always wondered what happened between finding the pots in the ground and putting them together. When arriving at the dig compound, I had the chance to see the in-between phases that allows the dig workers to publish the pieces they find and make them available for others to study.

As you will see in the video, there are many steps for putting together the pieces of pottery back together. Lots of university student volunteers (who you will hear from throughout my blog updates) are needed to complete this task!

Question of the day:

Why do you think we spend so much time labeling all of the pottery pieces that we find? Do you think that all the pottery pieces we find are put back together again?