Restoring pottery from the 2010-2011 season

In the last few months, Dina Castel, our pottery restorer, has been busy restoring the pottery from the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Area D. This assemblage, from the 9th cent. BCE destruction level (wrought by good ole Hazael), includes a wide variety of pottery types. Many of these vessels were found in the immediate vicinity of the horned altar which has been mentioned before.

Here are some pictures of Dina with the restored vessels and of a bunch of vessels being prepared for drawing.
Quite a nice bunch!

What can I say? This is nice stuff!

And if you join us this coming summer – you may have a chance to find such things yourself!


P.S. As some may have noticed – I corrected the dates of the seasons based on a comment from Todd Bolen…

2 thoughts on “Restoring pottery from the 2010-2011 season

  1. Todd Bolen

    Aren – you are always leading the way, and here you are again–restoring pottery before it’s even been excavated! Chronology aside, you’ve found some great stuff!


    1. arenmaeir

      As you now fully realize – even I make mistakes! :-)
      The dates have been corrected.
      On 2nd thought – it would be nice to be able to plan the excavation season so that the pottery would be restored before we actually excavate it. Would save us a lot of time and effort…


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