Friday, July 29, 2011
Work began by trimming the northern and eastern baulk walls of the extension, both because the floor of the trench was still too wet to excavate and in preparation for drawing sections of the trench. A pick axe, handpicks, and trowels were used to trim the baulk walls and soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench. While trimming baulk walls, a rocchetto fragment (Find #1) was found in the northern wall, in what would have been Locus 12 .
\xb7 Find #1
\xb7 Baulk trim ( Locus 12 )
\xb7 29.48m A.E.
\xb7 Rocchetto fragment
Baulk walls continued to be trimmed in the afternoon, in order to prepare the northern and eastern walls of the extension for taking stratigraphic sections. Once this was accomplished, a pick pass was made in the entirety of Locus 13 . The soil of this pick pass is predominantly olive-colored and fairly dense and flakey; in places, some darker soil overlaid the olive-colored soil, but this may be soil compressed into the exposed floor of the trench by yesterday's rain. Soil was sorted directly into buckets and contained some rocks, tile, and pottery but thus far no bone.
A second pick pass was made throughout the entire locus. Soil continues to be olive-colored, dense, and somewhat flakey but is still a bit claylike in texture. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench and very little material, including terracotta roofing tile and pottery, was found.
\xb7 Tile and plaster: 9 pieces
\xb7 Pottery: 18 sherds
\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments
\xb7 Tile and plaster: 1 bowl
\xb7 Pottery: 23 sherds
\xb7 Bone: 1 fragment
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