Friday June 9, 2000
Work began today at 7:00 am. We started the morning clearing more brush and clearing a path to the soil dump. We also triangulated point 8N 33W using points 8N 30W and 4N 30W. Then we stretched a measuring tape along points 8N 30W and 8N 33W to establish 8N 36W. An error was found in the placement of point 4N 33W, so we re-triangulated the point using 4N 30W and 8N 30W. After correcting 4N 33W, we ran a tape along that point and point 4N 30W to establish point 4N 36W. After the trench was staked out, more brush and grass wer removed using a rake.
A datum point was established on a tree between trench CA-46 and CA-47. Six opening depths were taken for Locus 1 using this datum. The datum is 24cm (above soil level) within meter 5N 32W on a tree.
4.70N/33.35W 27cm bd
4.27N/35.13W 16cm bd
5.00N/34.65W 17.8cm bd
7.59N/35.41W 34.0cm bd
7.45N/33.35W 36.0cm bd
6.09N/34.72W 32.6cm bd
Locus 1 is characterized by organic material and dark soil composing the makeup of the topsoil. At the end of the day, a 10cm cut was made along the 4N line of the trench. A few small pieces of terracotta were found and a heavy terracotta flange from a pantile. A ridge of limestone or a stone formation of some kind runs along the 8N line of both trench CA-46 and CA-47. Other stones are present in CA-47 as well, however a specific pattern is not apparent.
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