Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Cleaned Skull

Here are two views of the same 3500 year old Canaanite skull that I excavated. After I cleaned it 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.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Awesome Skull

Here I am holding the skull that I excavated that morning and before I cleaned it and treated it for preservation. He had a mouth full of well worn teeth and not one cavity. This is one of my favorite pictures from the Ashkelon dig.

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.