Work began with a pick pass beginning in the western part of the trench and moving east. In the northwest corner of the trench, a dark, purple, highly burnt soil began to appear. A second pick pass was made and at this time, a darker, clay-like, olive-green, slightly mottled soil began to appear throughout Locus 1 . It seems that the purple, burnt soil is limited only to the northwest corner and will not be declared as a new locus. At this time, the trench was scraped down using trowels in order to remove all of the Locus 1 reddish topsoil and fully expose the olive-green, claylike soil lying beneath it. In the eastern part of the trench, there was no reddish topsoil; instead, once the grass and roots (the humus layer) was removed, the soil was a loose, dark, gray soil and so this area will be declared a separate locus. Once the reddish topsoil was removed, Locus 1 was closed and Loci 2 and 3 were opened. Opening elevations and photos were taken.
- NW corner: 12.57S/1.69W, 57cm a.d.
- NE corner: 12.23S/0.26E, 38cm a.d.
- SE corner: 15.80S/1.00E, 27cm a.d.
- SW corner: 15.50S/0.92W, 47cm a.d.
- NW corner: 12.23S/0.26E, 38cm a.d.
- NE corner: 11.92S/1.17E, 30cm a.d.
- SE corner: 15.25S/1.88E, 18cm a.d.
- SW corner: 15.80S/1.00E, 27cm a.d.
Locus 2 was opened and a pick pass was completed, beginning in the western edge of the trench. Soil was sorted directly into buckets and the floor was scraped using trowels.
A pick pass was begun in the western part of the locus moving east. Soil remained olive-green and claylike and was sorted directly into buckets. During this pick pass, a possible fenestrated vessel fragment was uncovered (Find #1).
Another 2 pick passes were completed in Locus 2 . After these pick passes, the soil still was olive-green, clay-like, and slightly mottled and there was a mixture of ancient and modern materials. Furthermore, we seem to be coming down on a high concentration of tiles in the northwest corner of the trench.
- Find #1
- Locus 2
- 42cm a.d.
- Possible fragment of a fenestrated vessel, although one side appears to be unfinished.
Locus 1 :
- Tile: 2 1/2 bowls
Locus 2 :
- Tile: 5 bowls
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