In addition to large amounts of bone, T-45 also yielded large numbers of metal, in comparison to the amount found in some other trenches. Nine metal finds and 1 crucible fragment were cataloged in 2007 from T-45.
Metal was found in the very first pick pass in T-45. Locus 1 contained a bronze ingotand Locus 2 contained a crucible fragment . Locus 3 also contained an iron nail/tack . Locus 4 held three cataloged finds, a bronze ribbon , an iron tack , and iron slag . Locus 7 held one peice of metal, a worked iron fragment . Locus 9 contained a bronze pin . Locus 11 had two finds, a bronze tack and an iron fragment . The other loci contained no cataloged finds.
Locus 4 contained the most metal by far. In addition to its three cataloged finds, Locus 4 contained 41 pieces of either bulk bronze, bulk bronze slag, or uncataloged special metal finds.
All of the other loci had significantly fewer metal finds. Locus 7 had 8 bulk or uncataloged metal finds, Locus 3 had 6 and Locus 9 & 11 each had 4. Unlike for bone, Locus 4 is the most active locus, by far, for metal finds. This could indicate that while bone may have been processed in the near vicinity of T-45 in the Orientalizing phase (since the burn layers had the most bone) and that metal was probably worked somewhere further away during the Orientalizing Period. Although there are fewer Orientalizing finds, the wealth of material in Locus 4 suggests that metal may have been worked closer to T-45 in the Archaic phase.
Locus 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18 had no uncataloged metal finds.
Locus: # of uncataloged finds (bulk bronze or bronze slag, and uncataloged special finds)
- 1: 0
- 2: 3
- 3: 6
- 4: 41
- 5: 1
- 6: 3
- 7: 8
Locus: Uncataloged Metal Finds
- 8: 2
- 9: 4
- 10: 0
- 11: 4
- 12: 0
- 13: 0
- 14: 0
- 15: 0
- 16: 0
- 17: 0
- 18: 0
Total uncataloged Metal Finds: 69
Total Metal: 78 (not counting the crucible fragment)
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