The drone took flight today.
Its purpose is to give us a bird’s eye view of Trench 631, which contains a complicated jumble of sandstone, pottery and gravestones. The image below I took myself from the ground, standing on tiptoes – and although I am tall, there is no way I could get the 5x6m trench in. This is what the drone can do for us.
Finds processing in the afternoon. Can the pottery fragments lifted from Trench 631 be refitted to form entire vessels? This would suggest dishes and plates were discarded whole: not just broken fragments.
In order to tackle this question, each sherd has to be individually numbered and cross-referenced to Annalisa’s 1:10 plan of the trench.
Evening: we invite the team over to share the desserts David made yesterday. A lime and coconut cheesecake, a chocolate mousse and a Toblerone cheesecake. Bon appétit/bismillah!