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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 23. How is pottery processed during/after the excavation?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27872


Pottery is the most abundant artifact recovered on most archaeological excavations and serves many purposes, most of all to determine chronology and the nature of the context. Proper methods of collection, sorting, processing, research and publication are needed in order to extract the maximum information from the pottery, both during and after the excavation.

Chapter Contributors

  • Nava Panitz-Cohen ( - npanitz) 'Hebrew University of Jerusalem'