Barbara Mertz is not a pot head
May 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Here’s Barbara Mertz’s introduction to the topic of potsherds:
I have never been able to decide which is duller, flints or pottery; but I distinctly remember the appalling blankness that used to seize my mind when I was asked to identify bits of pottery during an examination. Probably this attests to my underdeveloped imagination, for pottery has been one of the most useful tools of the archaeologist.