Monday, July 13, 2015
Work began with a pick pass of the entire trench, beginning in the north and working south. Soil is medium-brown in color and is loose, with many rocks of various sizes and roots included in this soil. We appear to still be in dump soil. Soil is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. High quantities of tile, pottery, and bone were recovered, along with a fragment of odd terracotta (Find #1), that may be an antefix attachment point.
After this pick pass was completed, work focused on removing the large stump in the SW corner of the trench. Picks were used to loosen soil and then portions of the stump were axed out.
Once loose soil from axing the SW stump was removed and sorted, a second pick pass of the trench was made, working from north to south. Soil continues to be medium-brown in color and loose, with many roots and rocks of various sizes, especially in the northern meters of the trench. Soil was shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. Soil continues to contain high quantities of tile, pottery, and bone.
\xb7 Locus 1
\xb7 Odd Terracotta-possible sima attachment
Work continued with a pick pass of the entire trench, once again working from north to south. Soil continued to be medium-brown in color and loose in texture, with many roots, rocks, and patches of charcoal. Soil is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. High quantities of tile and pottery were found, including a possible statue fragment (Find #2) and an incised tile fragment (Find #3). During this pick pass, soil began to appear darker, especially in the central meters of the trench.
Once soil from this pick pass was sorted, we picked the western meters of the trench, where the trench floor is rising slightly, especially around the stump in the SW corner of the trench. Soil continue to be shoveled into buckets and sorted over
the wheelbarrow. Closing elevations for the day were taken.
\xb7 Locus 1
\xb7 Possible statue fragment
\xb7 Locus 1
\xb7 Possible siglum on tile
\xb7 NW corner: 27.48mAE
\xb7 NE corner: 27.37mAE
\xb7 SE corner: 27.25mAE
\xb7 SW corner: 27.36mAE
Locus 1 :
\xb7 Tile: 3 \xbe bowls
\xb7 Pottery: 94 sherds
\xb7 Bone: 7 Fragments
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