July 24, 2001 Tuesday
Continued plan from Monday. In locus 9, in locus 9 the tile was further defined and in locus 11 the slingstones continued to be uncovered and left in situ. Photos were taken of the distribution of the stones in locus 11 and tile in locus 9. After photos, some pieces of terracotta were removed from locus 9 until it was decided to leave the rest in situ and follow the tilespread acroos the trench westward (through locus 8). Therefor, the stump (locus 4) was removed, the dirt leveled to locus 8, and locus 4 closed. Locus 8 will be closed as well since different areas will be worked on at different times. The plan is to extend eastward across the north half of T28S and have this cut called locus 11. The south half below the tile spread will also be cut eastwardfrom locus 11 and be called locus 13. Locus 12 will determine the extent and depth of the tile spread, particularly the well-preserved pieces. Locus 13 will determine if a sharp dilereation continues like the one that exists between the tile spread and loci 10/11.
Began excavating locus 12. The tile does continue spreading northward, though apparently not completely to the north balk wall. The tile is wee-preserved, though not in as large pieces as in locus 9. The tile maintians a consistant depth across the entire sprea. One slingstone was uncovered but was kept in situ. Also, locus 11 continued to be excavated, revealing more slingstones. The count in siutu is roughly 50 of varying sizes, but consistant in overall shape. No material other than these slingstones has surfaced. Little ceramic in general has been recovered in T28S, but locus 12 produced a tondo that is perhaps dateable.
Locus 4: 1/8 cassetta of worn terracotta, one special find
Locus 9: terracotta, but to be listed in toto, 3 special finds
Locus 12: terracotta, but to be listed in toto, 5 sherds of ceramic (2r)(1orangeware), 2 special finds
1 S88.51 E195.55 23.4
2 S88.55 E196.24 24.2
3 S89.97 E196.07 45.2
4 S89.78 E197.12 46.5
5 S88.55 E197.89 33.2
6 S89.99 E197.50 44.6
description: white/light grey soil initially, thou8gh turnd lightly brown after breaking up. Is also hard when first uncovered, but crumbles easily. Is functionally the same as locus 8,9,10 and 13 soil. Locus 8 was closed and this opened because the soil north of the tile spread will be excavated to determine whether the well-preserved tile continues beneath the initial appearance of the soil
1 S90.63 E196.03 36.7
2 S90.59 E195.51 36.1
description: white/light grey soil initially, though turns light brown after breaking up. Is also hard when first uncovered, but crumbles easily. Is functionally the same as loci 8,9,10 and 12 soil. Locus 8 was closed and this opened because the area south of the tile spread will be excavated to determine if the delieation between the tile speard and the soil with the slingstones continues.
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