Began work this morning picking over the western sector of the trench to even out the surface from yesterdayÂ’s last pick pass of Locus 4 in the western sector. Two more complete pick passes were made, and our trench was extended four meters north to include the possible rock feature that was identified yesterday. The added four meters will now be considered Locus 5. This wall of medium-sized rocks may possibly be related to the Tripartite building of the Orientalizing Complex. It appears to be moving at an angle, running along the northern edges of trenches SF 4, 5, and 3. Loose rocks, soil, and leaves were removed this morning to better define this interesting new feature. The soil in Locus 5 changed immediately from a root-filled dark brown to a yellow-brown mustard shade.
Special Find #1
136.74 E / 35.5 S
Special Find #2
Two fragments of medieval pottery
Baulk wall (NW)
By late morning the majority of rocks in Locus 5 were removed. In Locus 4 (original trench before extension), the baulk wall in the northwest sector was taken down in order to begin leveling out the full 6m x 3m trench. The following diagram is a representation of the trench, extended four meters to the north.
Special Find #3
136.89 E / 35.70 S
Special Find #4
Special Find #5
136.96 E / 34.53 S
Material Totals (Locus 4):
Â½ bowl of terracotta
7 fragments of bone
Â¾ latte box of pottery
This afternoon SF-4 was officially extended four meters north, so as to include the rock feature that was also recently defined in SF-5. All surfaces and baulk walls were cleaned. More troweling was performed around the base of the tree located in the south central section of the trench.
Locus 6 was declared in the southern sector of the trench, roughly the first two meters moving north. Soil here began to become a darker brown, with increased density and small inclusions of rock. Currently there are two loci that are visible on the surface of SF-4; Locus 5 in the northern sector and Locus 6 in the southern sector.
Material Totals (Locus 5):
4 fragments of bone
11 fragments of pottery
Â¼ bowl of baulk wall terracotta
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