Monthly Archives: May 2015

Back in Larnaka

Well, since it has been a few days since I posted, a brief recap is on order. On Saturday, Bill and I packed up and moved our base of operations from Polis back to Larnaka. The change was pretty dramatic. … Continue reading

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Finishing Up at Polis

I realized today that I have not posted anything in a few days. This is due to a few factors – less than reliable internet at the hotel and long days trying to finish up our work here at Polis. … Continue reading

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Summer Has Arrived

Today was another day at the apotheke going through boxes and looking at pottery. It was pretty clear this morning that today was going to be a much warmer day than the past week which has averaged highs around 72 degrees. … Continue reading

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Start of Final Week at Polis

Today begins our final week of ceramic analysis in Polis, since we head to Larnaka on Saturday to work on PKAP material and do a little GPR. The goal for this week’s work is to continue reading the pottery from the area … Continue reading

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Sunday – More Computer Work

So today was another day of computer work. I have to admit that I did more non-Polis computer work than notebook transcribing. I did do some, but in short periods. I tended to wander off to CNN and my email. … Continue reading

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Saturday at Work

Today was a quiet, but busy Saturday. The morning was spent transcribing field notebooks from past years’ excavations. The goal of the transcribing is to put the notebooks into a form that is more linearly organized, and that is easily … Continue reading

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Pottery and More Pottery

So, since thousands of you have been emailing me to learn more about the high profile career of a ceramicist on Cyprus, allow me to give you a backstage tour of my day. First, we visit the Polis Museum to … Continue reading

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More Rain?

So, I thought once I left southwestern Pennsylvania for Cyprus last week, it would be all sunny skies and no rain. Nope. When we headed out to the apotheke this morning, it was overcast, like yesterday. Anyway, once we picked … Continue reading

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Dark and Gloomy….and the weather was also overcast

 Today was a lot like yesterday. We went to the apotheke and looked at lots of pottery. Unfortunately, once again   it was almost exclusively Hellenistic and not Late Roman. It was like a Hellenistic Pottery Barn had exploded and we were … Continue reading

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Hellenistic Pottery

Today was an interesting day at the apotheke. We started looking at pottery from the southwestern part of the site, between the basilica and a road. This gave me the chance to break out my iPod and my ceramics music … Continue reading

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