Every day, we find hundreds of pottery shards. Since most of them do not form a complete vessel, we tend to only preserve the diagnostic pieces (rim, base, handle) and decorated pieces.
These pieces are brought back to the hotel and soaked in water. Every day at five, we scrub the two thousand year old dirt off of these pottery shards.
Right after pottery washing, we perform pottery reading. This is when everyone sorts the pottery finds in their locuses and present the classification of these pottery pieces.


The more interesting pieces are set aside for photographing and drawing. In my last week on the dig, I had to do a lot of drawing because we are nearing the end and still had a lot of work to do! Finally, the sketching lessons I tool in high school come in handy for something.



Masking tape comes in handy..