Zev Redovan/Israel Antiquities Authority/Ashdod Excavations

From monochrome to bichrome. Compare these sherds from Ashdod to the photograph of sherds from Ekron, to see an evolution of Philistine pottery styles. The Ashdod sherds are in a later and more developed style, which began appearing in about 1150 B.C. Like the pitchers and bowls shown on the previous page, these are examples of bichrome ware. The decorations are in red and black and display more complex geometric patterns, as well as an image that could serve as the Philistine logo, the elegant bird at center.