Courtesy Andrea M. Berlin

Tel Anafa’s residents left no written records behind, but that doesn’t mean that their history is completely lost to us. “Pottery talks,” explains author Andrea Berlin. Through adept examination of even the most humble pottery remains, she demonstrates how we can learn much about their owner’s lifestyle and identity. Here, an excavator at Tel Anafa works to entice a few “words” from the voluminous pottery fragments unearthed there.