Dr Smadar Gabrieli, Professor Richard Green and Dr Craig Barker examine Hellenistic ceramics from a context excavated in 2010. The study of the finds, particularly ceramics, will enable us to (among other things) date the context. These sherds (broken pottery fragments) are from a part of the site which is little understood so anything which can help with the chronology is useful. In this photo they are studying the material and selecting key items which can provide the information they need. The sherds they are looking at will be inventoried which means they will eventually appear in the final publication. At the moment Professor Green holds two joining fragments from a Hellenistic bowl probably dating from the second or first centuries BC.
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