Temple Mount Sifting Project

WHY WET-SIFTING? In Temple Mount earth, both stones and artifacts are coated with mud, dust and ash, making it difficult to differentiate the two. Hence the need to wet-sift, which involves soaking the material in buckets of water and then washing it on a sifting screen for half a minute. Wet-sifting has efficiently allowed identification of countless important artifacts that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.