Finding a funnel
When Darryl began to unearth this object from a collection of crushed pottery, we were excited that the item was essentially intact (and thus restorable). Initially, we thought it was the cover for a casserole.
But when we taped the pieces together and showed it to our ceramic expert, he identified it as a Byzantine funnel (like this Roman kitchen funnel).
We have one more hint about the usage of the space!
August 10, 2015 @ 12:55 pm
Dear Mark Schuler, do you remember the funnel we found in 2006 in the western part of the atrium of the NWC? It was published (both picture and drawing) in our Reports for 2006. that find seemed to have been associated with the presence of many wine jars in the atrium (certainly to do with distributing of wine) dated to AD 749. Your funnel, however, seems to be earlier than ours, Byzantine rather than Umayyad(?). Best greetings from me, Mariusz and Julia