Arefact of the Day 23/7
We are quite far down (in history) even in the eastern (new) block now – not far until we are on the same level as the 2014 excavation – when it will be one large excavation area only. On a whole this means that a lot of house floor – and other busy activity areas – are being removed, and so many spectacular artefacts are uncovered daily. Today several very nicely carved wooden dolls were found, among others, but the artefact of the day was not a doll but an ulu handle. This particular ulu must have been someone’s highly valued possession, because the handle was made out of ivory and shaped into a seal. It was found by Charlotta in a collapse, or leveling, deposit between house floors.