The results of each day’s digging present themselves as buckets full of pottery. Fragments of pottery ranging in date from pre-Hellenistic all the way through to today are collected from the trenches, washed and sorted each day. With such a volume of material being collected, all the archaeologists gain a general understanding of what pottery -even broken pieces- can tell us about our site. For example, the medieval pottery discovered on site has helped develop an understanding of the pottery making workshops that use to operate on the site after the Roman theatre was abandoned.
Every day, a hundred of more pottery shards might pass through my fingers, but it’s the medieval ones that make me want to know more. Their amazing colours and designs are a testament to the talent of Paphian potters.