The Trojans are coming!
This week, a sherd apparently belonging to the so-called “Trojan Grey Ware” was identified in the lab (by yours truly…) from among sherds of a mid-Iron Age I context in Area A.
This ware, which is typical of NW Anatolia, has been reported in quite a few contexts in the eastern Mediterranean at the very end of the Late Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age, and represents evidence of the interesting processes going on at the time.
While the sherd from Safi was not found in a context that is contemporary with the actual dating of this ware, it is a nice addition to the imported pottery types found at Safi. Hopefully, sometime in the future, we will find some in a primary deposition!
P.S. And to save the snide remarks – NO, this does not have ANYTHING to do with prophylactics…