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Re: orion: DSS pottery
On 28-OCT-1997 05:03:56.9 orion said to VCBROWN
> Jodi Magness was thinking, last time I talked with her, of 100-year-old
> parchments in young ceramic containers, Virgil, so your thinking is at
> least coherent with hers. I4d tend to doubt, though, that we can date
> the pottery that precisely, and even if we could, certain types can
> remain in use for up to a thousand years.
There's an abstract of JM's point of view in the 1996 SBL/ASOR
abstracts. Maybe I should have been there rather than another session.
> In any event, those seeking
> to conceal skins would probably have purchased local manufactures, no
> matter where the skins came from. So the presense of local pottery in
> both sites would not prove much of anything.
I think it does prove one item: as Golb said, it proves that both
sites were contemporaneous.
> Fred Cryer