June 22, 1970
Work was started with three workmen in order to define the pilaster A ( see plan ) and other possible pilasters to the N. A cut was therefore made in the trench adjoining T10 which is T8. This part of T8 was partially
excavated in 1969 when topsoil was taken off. Now the difference in depth between T10 and T8 is to be leveled. The ground rises sharply from the E edge of T8 toward the N where bedrock is sticking up.
The second layer was taken off. Three stone formations became visible - one just at the S edge and two others which are in line with the assumed pilaster A. When the third layer was taken off it seemed that the stone formation further north is probably bedrock, whereas the one in the middle of the trench consists of cut stones.
The grid used is the one from
- Find #1
Tesoro 8 established in 1969. The trench therefore covers N-S 26-28 (See plan p. 236 )
Two pieces of banquet frieze were found: one with the lebes-stand well preserved in clear outlines in grid P28; one worn piece in R26
Three boxes of tile were dumped from the 2nd and 3rd layers (total depth) 15-20cm
Some very large animal bones were found and about a 1/2 box of pottery-mostly coarseware but also some fragments which probably belong to cooking stands.
One plain rocchetto
One spindle whorl P28. It should be noted that one sizeable tile fragment and
NOTE ON "BEDROCK": The label bedrock for the stone formation in the cut T8 N-S 26-28 implies rock set in a pattern seemlingly like bedrock, that is a "carpet" of rock with a rugged, broken up surface. however the "spur" in OP 28 consists of one layer of stones, at the same level as the column base, with dirt underneath. The section N 27-28 has not been fully cleared, but there is a strong possibility that it consists of fallen (?) rocks
one pot handle were found under one of the large stones which form the central stone formation. Further clearing is therefore necessary before it can be established if the stones form the lowest level or are placed on top of terracotta fragments.
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