Posted by: itellhalif | June 9, 2016

Foggy Day

It started as a heavily foggy day.  We did not think we would be able to use the drone; but after a while it lifted and we could take our daily share of aerial photos.

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However, our main concern today was the recording of some pottery we exposed yesterday.  The oil lamp below is reminiscent of several that were discovered previously and belong to the type we termed cultic or votive.  Several of these lamps were attached to the rim of a round vessel.  The lamps we discovered in previous seasons had soot on their spout showing they were used.  Since the present oil lamp has not been removed yet, we have very little information concerning it.

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We also started in dismantling the feature from the Roman period; this is very slow for several reasons, but tomorrow we might be done with it.

More Persian/Hellenistic figurine fragments continued to come up and it seems that there is no end to this type of material.

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