July 17, 20080
It is not unusual for last minute finds to surprise a dig team. The end of week three was no exception. The “D (for Destruction) Team” was clearing a pavement to the south of the church complex, when the leader (Darryl Schmidt) call for the director. There on the pavement he had unearthed a bronze Roman (?) incense shovel. We were just five minutes from stopping for the day. Cameras worked overtime as we celebrated this spectacular find.
Of course, the interpretation of the find raises many questions . . . off to the library we go.