July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011
CB 47 was opened in a two meter by three meter trench between 33 and 35 south and 5 and 8 west. It was triangulated off of CB 45, and also neighbors CB 46. These trenches are located in the northern part of Civitate B, just across the Medieval road from Civitate A.
Opening Elevations of Locus 1:
NW Corner: 29.93m A.E.
NE Corner: 29.85m A.E.
SE Corner: 29.85m A.E.
SW Corner: 29.89m A.E.
Locus 1 is a dark brown to black topsoil humus layer. It is filled with organic debris, including carbon, roots, sticks, and leaves.
Pick pass done in the northern three meter by one meter strip. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with Locus 1 . In areas a lighter brown soil is already appearing below the Locus 1 humus later. An iron fragment found in cleaning, possibly modern.
Find 1: Irong Fragment
Terra cotta being recovered in small amounts, and very little pottery found. Second pick pass done in the southern three meter by one meter strip. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, remains consistent with the Locus 1 humus layer. Soil beneath the pick pass lighter brown in areas, and it seems a soil change is imminent. Many small rocks seven centimeters to fifteen centimeters in length and width found in the southern meter. Terra cotta found in medium quantity, and very little pottery. Roots clipped.
Another pick pass done in the southern three meter by one meter strip to bring it down to the level of the lighter brown soil everywhere. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench remains consistent with Locus 1 soil. Lighter brown soil being exposed beneath Locus 1 in the entire southern meter strip. Terra cotta being recovered, and a small amount of pottery. Picking don in the northern three meter by one meter area to level down to the lighter brown soil everywhere in the trench. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. In cleaning, found a piece of iron, probably modern.
Find 2: Iron Fragment
consistent with the amount in the main area of the trench, with little amounts of pottery still being found. One piece of worked chert found while baulk walling.
Find 3: Worked Chert Fragment
Locus 2 declared over the whole trench. Opening photographs and elevations taken.
Opening Elevations for Locus 2:
NW Corner: 29.83m A.E.
NE Corner: 29.82m A.E.
SE Corner: 29.76m A.E.
SW Corner: 29.85m A.E.
Locus 2 is a medium brown soil more tightly packed than the topsoil, but not claylike either. The texture is slightly sandy. There is some yellower soil mottling the medium brown soil. Terra cotta is present and
visible on the surface of the locus in several places. Pick pass done in the northern three meter by one meter strip. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, remains consistent with Locus 2 . Terra cotta and a small amount of pottery found. Roots clipped.
Pottery: 21 sherds
Bone: 0 fragments
Terra cotta: 1 and 1/2 bowls
Pottery: 9 sherds
Bone: 0 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl
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