Daily Log 14/7/15
Excavation began in Locus 5 . The soil in the north east is now yellow and chalky in texture, while it is darker and more clay-like in the south-east. We are now removing the darker soil which is sloping S.E., with the intention of declaring the entire area a new locus. Tile and pottery are present in the S.E.
\x91Late' bucchero fragment
305.86 m A.E.
70 cm S/45 cm E
-7.79 m S/-8.83 m E
305.63 m A.E.
40 cm S/96 cm E
-7.24 m S/8.63 m W
Four pick passes were completed in the S.E. of the sounding. Much large tile was recovered and pottery. The shape of the area with the dark soil is roughly triangular. A large pithos fragment was recovered, too. As before, the tile appears to be a mixture of fine fragments with few inclusions and some with many inclusions. Locus 5 appears to have revealed a slope towards the S.E. corner of the trench.
Vitrified tile with finger mark
305.62 m A.E.
58 cm S/165 cm E
-6.60 m S/-8.94 m W
Work continued in Locus 5 , S.E. corner ceramic and tile not as abundant as it was previously. The soil is now consistent with the rest of the sounding\x97yellowish-brown. The sounding will this be cleaned to declare Locus 6.
Tile fragment with glaze
305.60 m A.E.
88 cm S/39 cm E
-7.89 m S/-8.99 m W
Black slip handle
305.58 m A.E.
44 cm S/112 cm E
-7.09 m N/-8.70 m W
Locus 6 consists of yellow and granular soil, like that of decomposing limestone. There are few materials found in Locus 6 , unlike Locus 5 , which contains terra-cotta roofing tiles and some pottery.
Opening photos and elevations were taken for Locus 6 .
Opening Elevations for Locus 6 (as per drawing on ):
1. 305.59 m A.E. (N.E. corner of the trench)
2. 305.87 m A.E. (S.E. corner of the trench)
3. 305.68 m A.E.
4. 305.97 m A.E.
Locus 6 was excavated also. No material was recovered from picking and shoveling into buckets. Two pick passes were completed
Closing Elevations for Locus 6 :
1. 305.84 m A.E.
2. 305.64 m A.E.
3. 305.75 m A.E.
4.306.00 m A.E.
Locus 5 :
4.5 Bowls of Tile
45 Sherds of Pottery
0.5 Bowls of Tile
3 Sherds of Pottery
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