Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kites and archaeology

Maybe you never thought of it that way, but kites can be important tools in archaeology. At the Tell el-Hesi Regional Survey we used them to map sites and take aerial photos. Kites with good flying qualities are launched near … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, excavations, Khirbet Summeily | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baking in a tannur

After building a tannur, of course we had to try and bake in it. First of all, I fired the clay oven from the inside—maybe I should have also done it from the outside to really harden the clay. Then … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Customs | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Building a Tannur

In many excavations of sites dating to the Iron Age in Ancient Israel we find bread ovens. They are different from bread ovens used in the last few hundred years in Palestine or other countries of the Middle East. There … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, artifacts, Customs | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments