With more than 5000 items in inventory and well over 100,000 sherds found, sorted and bagged, one the largest challenges for the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project has been maintaining an orderly system to enable team members and researchers to access finds.
Although all inventoried items and special finds are sent to Paphos Museum, there is the need for proper storage for thousands of archaeological contexts worth of finds for future research of amphorae, roof tiles, cooking pots, and imported Ottoman glazed ware amongst a myriad of subjects.
So in 2019 the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project acquired a new storage facility. Lead by the indefatigable Julie Thompson-Moltzen the team have cheerfully built shelves, re-boxed deposits, inventoried locations and lifted and moved many, many boxes of finds. In coming days Julie will post some photos of the team working on storage!
If you would like to help us with this important part of the archaeological process we are naming individual shelving units after our supporters. Yes, you too can help support our project, by 'helping to hold up' material found on site, by naming the shelving unit after yourself or a loved one (partner, friend, pet!). Donations of $40AUD or 25 Euro and over can be made to the project here (just mark it as a donation for 'shelving unit' and either your name or the person you would like to be named on the shelves). Thank you!!
Each season our team including the directors, students, architects, volunteers, ceramicists and other finds specialists will blog about the day to day sweat and adventures that come with life on an archaeological dig.