Thursday, February 12, 2009

The dig anthropologist Neta is holding the jaw of an ancient Canaanite and the rest of the skull is in pieces in the blue tub. Over the course of a week we glued the whole thing back together with only a few pieces missing.

How exciting it is to hold that kind of history in your hands. What were her last words?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here I am holding the skull in the last post before I cleaned it and treated it for preservation.
What a thrill it was to think about the individual and what kind of life he might have lived. He was about 35 years old when he died so had lived a full life for that time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Skull

Here are two views of the same 3500 year old Canaanite skull that I excavated, cleaned up, and treated for preservation.

Notice what a great set of teeth this man had. All the the teeth found in that tomb had one thing in common - NO Cavities. Reason is there was no sugar in their diet.