Final Trench Summary for T28N (2001)
Excavations in T28N in the 2001 season revealed an interesting rock feature. The placement of the trench was determined by consequetive maintained low points on magnotometer survey (profile B, see back of book). These low points appear to correspond with a course of large, possibly faced, rocks running app E to W. This rock pack originally appeared throughout meters 79S 195E to 199E but wiht new extensions, it now appears to span from 77.5S-80.5S 195-199E. Large faced rocks (20-50cm) were revealed to face the southern edge of the rock pack. Three courses of rock (app 1mbs) have been uncovered by the end of this season. Large rocks which appear to have fallen from the rock face lie on the current trench floor.
The soil appears to be mainlyerosional and this is supported by the presence of mediecal pottery at 85cm below surface ( TBK II p.67). Moreover, analysis of the baulk wall reveals medium sized rocks sloping south following an erosional path (see photographs TBK II p.80). Little new stratigraphic data was gained form T28N but T28S produced more extensive stratigraphy.
T 28 N produced very little significant architectural terracottas or artifacts associated with the workshop except for a cavetto fragment ( TBK II p.35). The presence of the rock feature is likely to have captured all such erosional material such as the rocchetto fragment ( TBK II p.67).
A new locus appears to be emerging in the area near the rock face. White clacium deposits and charcoal pieces appear throughout locus 7 but are much more highly concentrated in the confined area in meter 80S 197E. A higher concentration of clay and compacted dirt is present in meter 80S 198E probably due to the stump.
At the end of the 2001 season, the rock pack feature appears to be a terrace or defensive wall. Tentatively appearing to be Archaic, the constructed wall may helo to illuminate the nature of defensive practices of the archaic building and/or the the workshop.
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