Friday, August 21, 2009

Attention to Detail!

Abby and Kari sort pottery by age and type. Who knew so many broken pots would get so much attention!!


  1. We are looking at pottery that dates from 2000 BC to 400 gets a little tricky when you are first learning...but we are getting the hang of it!

  2. In your opinion what is the biggest or most intresting challenge in determining the dates of these artifacts?

  3. Dr. Bazemore commenting:

    The material from the Rantidi Forest is unique to the island. Therefore, we have no material with which to compare our finds. Further, Rantidi has suffered from both fire and plowing, thus obliterating any stratigraphy, or layers, that might have existed. We are hoping that future excavations will reveal intact areas so that at least an internal chronological sequence can be established. Despite these problems, I firmly believe that Rantidi is one of the most significant sites in the world for the study of the worship of the holy couple, or Hieros Gamos.