Monday, April 30, 20077 comments
The weather was perfect. The Bedouin hospitality was fantastic. (On a side note, Bedouin tea beats Ammani tea any day of the week.) And to top it off, we dug up some really cool stuff. We found tons of pottery, including a number of really nice, significant pieces. We also uncovered a number of bones, some coal (for radio carbon dating), a bunch of seeds (great for dating because they only have a lifespan of 1 year), a piece of leather with a hair attached to it, and a pile of fossilized clams and mussels.
Now how do you suppose clams and mussels arrived in the middle of the desert at 1,220 meters above sea level?