July 25, 1979
Work continued with trowels at a depth of approximately 60 cms. in meters GG-13, HH-14, and HH-15. Meter HH-15 produced several geometric shaped ivory insets. Notable are two fragments of worked ivory triangles, one complete diamond-shaped inset, and a fragment of an ivory disc, which is decorated with an incised line on one side. HH-14 produced no ivory. however, HH-14 did produce the most significant pottery find of the morning - the base and belly of a small bucchero pyris. GG-13 also produced no ivory.
While workers continued with trowels and a seive in those areas, another worker began to excavate meter EE-16 with a pick. Very little ivory has been found in this area - this was the case today as well. Only one small chip of worked ivory was found in EE-16. However, several fragments of unworked ivory or tooth were found. It is white on the outside and blue on the inside and very dense. EE-16 produced a tremendous amount of tile at the 40 cm. level. Mixed with the tile was a terracotta statue fragment and the decorated rim from a large course ware vessel.
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