Can You Dig It?

Gezer 2014 – Update Nine

By Gary D. Myers

Quick Update

Late Bronze Age imported pottery from Cyprus. "Cypriot" or "Milk Bowl" pottery.

No time for more than a quick update. All is well with the Gezer team. We are trying to finish strong. However, it looks like it will take at least one more year to complete the dig. The pool area is deep and a great amount of material remains.

Exposing the entire pool is very important to the fulfillment of our goals. Our hope is that one more season will help us clear the pool, photograph and study the system and establish a date. We have come to grips with the necessity to return next year and let's be honest, the project was mammoth undertaking... no one else stepped up to take on this task. So NOBTS will return the Gezer to finish strong.

I will share a longer update tomorrow if possible. For now, please enjoy these photos from the dig.

Digging in the pool area.

Washing dishes? No. Washing pottery.

Pottery samples are marked with a Sharpie.