We spent the first part of the morning triangulating the Eastern corners of the trench. We triangulated without a plumb bob at first because there was a shortage of them at site. This, however, proved to be a miserable failure. At 8:30 AM, we were finally able to find a plumb bob and triangulate the trench accurately. We hammered in the Eastern stakes then proceeded to rake the small loose rocks off of the surface of the trench. When the soil surface was nicely exposed we took opening elevations. They are as follows:
CD-13 Opening Elevations
- NW 26.12 m
- NE 25.23 m
- SE 25.09 m
- SW 26.53 m
We then swept and prepared the trench for opening photographs. When it was ready and the light was good we took photograps from the North looking South and the West looking East. Then we strung the baulk lines and began digging. We started by picking lightly in the Western half of the trench. We pulled up many small loose rocks. When medium stones were uncovered we stopped picking the Western half and began on the Eastern half. The soil in the Eastern half had more deep stones in it and proved to be difficult to pick. Our pick broke on the second pass so it was decided that we would cease in all use of the pick. We picked up all the loose dirt and rocks ended for the day.
1 diagnostic coarseware pottery base
0 pieces of bone
0 pieces of metal
1 bowl of highly worn terracotta
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