by Irma Havlicek
Powerhouse Museum Online Producer
Much of the work of archaeology is detective work – trying to figure out from fragments of information more about objects or the time and place in which they were used, and how they influenced life.
In the following short (50 seconds) video, Dr Paul Donnelly, Powerhouse Curator of Decorative Arts, and also an archaeologist, explains how if you find only a sherd (a small section) of the rim of a pottery object, you can still tell much about the size and shape of that object.
3 thoughts on “Sherd nerd”
Move over Paul Blinkhorn, here comes the new pottery god Paul Donnelly! Great stuff Paul. The weather looks typical English TimeTeam too 🙂 What a site (the blog and Zagora). Looking forward greatly to following the adventures
Thanks, Michael. And I must say, Paul is a natural – he did this in one take on the first day.
And he has a deep and well modulated voice! A great summary.