Washing & drawing pot sherds

Simultaneously with our fieldwork, processing of finds continues in the DSC_0501courtyard and the magazine of the dig house. The present focus is on the New Kingdom material coming from SAV1E, especially the pottery associated with Building A. The sherds arrive from the field at the house in baskets, arranged according to their archaeological context (square, level and location). The contents of each basket are separated in a first step into the Pharaonic and Post-Pharaonic material.

Diagnostic pieces are selected for further documentation (drawing and photographing), but prior to this they have to be washed and cleaned.DSC_4942

Our pottery team around Nicole and NM 1002Vicky was strengthened today by Mohammed and Shazeli as the amounts of sherds to be documented have increased considerably in the last weeks. The pottery willVG 1002 keep us busy in the next weeks!


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