Saturday, August 19, 2006

Qumran settlement actually a pottery factory?

After reading so much about the site in the context as an Essene community it seems hard to think of it as just a pottery factory. After all hasn't the nearby cemetery revealed a community composed primarily of men? (Or have they found more women in later excavations?) Or is it possible the community made pottery as a means to maintain itself economically and trade for foods and necessities from the outside world? I'll have to get to a library to get a copy of the published article.

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