Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Archeologists Find Ancient Cemetery in Egypt
The El Hibeh tell — a mound of ancient human architecture, artifacts and debris — is so rich with the remnants of human life in central Egypt that shards of pottery literally crunch under a visitor’s feet. Beads, jug handles, and even bits of fabric are visible to the naked eye, making collection and cataloging both an exciting and daunting task.

Pretty good article. It is mostly focused on the Discovery Channel's "Bone Detectives" series that filmed there. It's an excellent site, too. Wenke went there his first season in Egypt and there is still material from that season sitting in a local museum. One of my future projects is to document all that stuff.

UPDATE: Here's Berkeley's web page on that project.