July 27, 1984
Pottery: 1 Tile: 3 1/2
The stacked cover tiles lifted yesterday had joins found and taped to be brought down.
The cut to the floor in M/84-5 and T/83-4 was continued. In T/83, large chunks of plaster-like material came up very easily. Although there was a great deal of root damage here (ST/83-85), this didn't appear to be floor. None had flat sides. In M/84-85, no floor was found but a great deal of plaster and some pan and cover tile. A heavy burn area extended at trench floor level (60-65 cm) in these meters with the occasional burnt or vitrified tile. Several "rabbit fangs" were found in this plaster concentration.
A topsoil cut was begun in MN/86-88. The soil was dark brown and very rooty with worn tile and pottery found. Some bronze slag and a rabbit jaw were also found at this high level (45-50 cm) above the floor.
In Y/73, more unfired cover tiles were exposed and PVA'd. The eastern end of these tiles (lying almost in Z/73) were badly deteriorated, much worst than the western half. They did not appear burnt, but root damage was considerable.
Several pithos fragments from the baulk at YZ/57 were removed to check for joins.
The baulks at M/77-85 were shaved to be drawn by the architect.
- Find #5
- Find #6
- 10 cm
Odd cover tile
Tile: 1/2 Pottery: 1
The cover tiles in YZ/57-58 were completed being lifted.
Topsoil cut to 10-15 cm in MN/86-88 was completed. 1 1/2 cassetti of mostly worn tile were collected, including one vitrified tile and a piece of slag. Some plast was found, including several large flat-edged pieces. 1 bag of pottery was representative and included two nice bases, one bucchero, one fine orangeware. The soil continued dark brown and very rooty with lots of surface stone. A few pithos fragments were also found.
- Find #7
Cover tile with letter (arrow)
- Find #4
- Find #5
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