9 July 2014
9 July 2014
Excavation resumed in Locus 3 and Locus 4 and begun in Locus 5 . In Locus 3 , the last 40cm in the northwest corner leveled and some small areas across the rest of the locus leveled as needed. Small concentrations of material being found, including terra cotta.
In Locus 4 , leveling continued beginning along the eastern baulk wall. Some rocks being found beneath those immediately along the baulk wall, being left in situ. Terra cotta and pottery recovered.
In Locus 5 , leveling initiated in the southwestern corner and along the western baulk. Terra cotta, pottery, and bone recovered including a potentially diagnostic fragment, broken during excavation.
Find 1: Diagnostic Bone Fragment
One bucket sieved from Locus 4 , two fragments of pottery, one 5cm in length and one 3cm in length, recovered. Leveling completed in Locus 3 , efforts focused in Loci 4 and 5 . In Locus 4 , rocks are appearing beneath the stones removed in the central portion of the locus. Terra cotta and pottery, sometimes in large fragments, included within the new layer of stone. Along the eastern baulk there is a pan tile included within the stone, exposed to a length of 20-25cm. In Locus 5 , soil is mottled with grey and yellow from patches of deteriorating rock. In Locus 4 , carbon included in the soil amidst the rocks in the central part of the locus, appears to be from root action. One bucket
Find 2: Rocchetto Head Fragment
Bucket from Locus 5 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Locus 4 and Locus 5 have been leveled to the elevation of Locus 3 in the eastern meter, while leveling continues in both loci moving westward. One bucket sieved from Locus 5 , no artifacts recovered. A fragment of vitrified terra cotta found in the Locus 4 terra cotta bowl, collected as a find with approximate coordinates and elevations taken.
Find 3: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment
Hand picks used in Locus 5 moving west in order to bring it to the same level as the eastern portion of the trench. Pottery sherds roughly 5-7cm in length recovered along with terra cotta.
Dirt removed from around the stones, which have appeared in Locus 4 from under the stones previously removed. These stones appear to be in a linear formation starting in the western baulk wall and running diagonally east from the northern portion of the wall. The linear formation runs to the center where there is a gap and the line possibly continues towards the southeast corner. A few
fragments of pottery and terra cotta recovered.
One bucket sieved from Locus 5 . No artifacts recovered. Leveling continued west. Base of vessel uncovered approximately 10cm wide. Base is in level with trench so is left in situ, but associated fragments are collected. One bucket sieved and nothing recovered. During leveling in Locus 5 a diagnostic bone fragment was recovered.
Find 4: Diagnostic Bone Fragment
Find 5: Diagnostic Distal End Bone Fragment
Find 6: Diagnostic Tooth
Terra cotta: 4 fragments
Pottery: 1 fragment
Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl
Pottery: 1 latte (44 fragments)
Pottery: 2 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl
Pottery: 1 and 1/3 latte (170 fragments)
Bone: 1/4 latte (35 fragments)
Pottery: 2 fragments
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