Today we began really moving dirt, and thanks to the careful excavating of our volunteers, we had a great day! In Debi’s area, we worked in defining some of the Iron Age II architecture and had a jar pop out at us (still in situ – hopefully we’ll be removing that in the near future). In Amit’s area, we also focused on defining Iron Age II architecture, and came across some nice flint tools, and possibly debitage (the waste of the flint tool production). We have been sifting in this area to try and see if we can collect it all.
In Chris’ area, just a few centimeters from the surface, we have Late Bronze Age remains popping up, including grinding stones, the leg of a figurine, a chalice and goblet waiting for removal, and the remains of a necklace, including beads and a scarab of Thutmoses III (see picture below – courtesy of Casey and Ian).
Later at pottery washing, a small amulet of Bes was found – pictures to come.
All in all a very good day – hope it will keep going this well!