Today started a new week on the tell, and it was a pretty great day. In Area B, some of the storage jars found last week were cleaned out, with the material collected to see if any of the original contents remained. In one of the jars, we found a smashed Tankard – another Cypriot imported jug.
In the middle of the summit, we continued to collect the sediment from the large silo, remove most of the 7th Century architecture and expand the 8th Century BCE remains, including a massive stone pillar. Along the eastern slope, more silos were defined and the fortifications are becoming more clear along the north side. In one area, the 9th Century levels have been reached, and a really nice find – a complete “mother of pearl” shell was found.
In addition to all that, J came to visit and update all of our plans and drawings – thanks J!