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Feats of Clay
Photograph by David McLain

The different types of pottery amphorae recovered by Hercules were an early form of branding. "The shape reflects the area where the amphorae were made," explains maritime archaeologist Cheryl Ward (above). Ward, a professor at Florida State University, directed excavations of three shipwrecks during the Black Sea leg of the expedition. She is still unsure of the recovered jars' contents, but took samples for future analysis. "We know the area was famous for olive oil," she says.

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Camera: Canon EOS1n
Film Type: Fujichrome Astia 100
Lens: Canon 24mm f/1.4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2.0
Weather Conditions: A beautiful summer evening
Time of Day: Dusk
Lighting Techniques:
Available light


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