Began the day by performing a pick pass in the 2m x 2m southwest sector of Locus 12. The soils remains the same: medium brown, clumpy, with small white inclusions and large amounts of carbon.
At the same time, a pick pass was performed in the northern half of Locus 14, as we are trying to bring this level down to the level of Locus 13. A few small clumps of yellow, sandy soil with small carbon inclusions appeared; the rest of the soil remained the same.
Three more pick passes were completed in Locus 14 with no change in soil or the amount of material being recovered.
Three more pick passes were also completed in the southwest 2m x 2m sector of Locus 12. Very little terracotta is being uncovered. The amount of carbon inclusions is increasing, especially in the 1m x 1m southwest corner. Also, two small clumps, approximately the size of a fist, of clay'like, mustard colored soil with small...
...mustard colored inclusions were uncovered. A fifth pick pass was completed across the 2m x 2m sector of Locus 12, revealing an area of much darker soil in the southwest corner, most likely due to an increase in carbon.
Locus 17 was declared within Locus 12.
This afternoon it was decided to isolate the section of heavy, carbon soil in the southwestern sector of Locus 12 (as discussed on the previous page) and extend east. This change in soil might be indicative of a 7th century channel that ran laterally along and possibly underneath the front of the Tripartite Building, in order to drain rainfall down and away from the structure. A pick pass was performed along the south wall, 1m x 3m.
Loci 13 and 14 were troweled down in order to define the bedrock feature and remove loose rocks that run along the middle sector of the trench.
1\2 bowl terracotta
1\4 latte box bone
1\2 latte box pottery
1 bowl terracotta
31 bone fragments
1\2 latte box pottery
2 bone fragments
9 pieces pottery
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