July 1st, 2015 on the dig

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

Today we had the first full day of digging in all the areas and things are looking great!

In Area E, Haskel and his team are working mainly on EB materials, but with some LB intrusive pits as well. Some of the nice finds include a boar tusk which is partially polished from the EB levels, and some decorated LB sherds as well. In addition, they are clarifying a lot of architectural features relating to the EB neighborhood, and are ready to expand the excavations in various areas.

Area A with Louise’s team are working on the top of the 9th cent. destruction in one square, and in the lowest LB levels in two others. Some of the their finds include imported cypriote LB sherds

Jill and the Area P team are up and running. To start with, the took out the old “Goliath sherd” sign – which sat right…

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