Update for Friday, 1/7/16

News from the end of first week at Safi

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

The last day of the first week of the 2016 season was full of finds!

In addition to visits from quite a visitors (and families with kids who joined the dig for a day), a bunch of nice things came up in the various areas:

Area A: Louise and her team are into the 9th cent. destruction level, and found a few more loom weights as well as other finds.

Area D: Amit and his team are busy working in the vicinity of the gate, and more and more of the squares have remains dating to the 9th cent. destruction level, hinting to what apparently is the final phase of the gate. The finds included a complete jug. In the metallurgical area, more metal production related finds come out (including a tuyere), and a bone knife handle.

Area E: Shira and Haskel’s team continue working on the EB levels…

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