July 25, 2011
July 25, 2011
Continuing to explore the deteriorating soil. Pick pass done in the northern three meter by one meter. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, some pottery still being found in the deteriorating rock. A second pick pass done in the southern meter, soil remains consistent with Locus 3 soil. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. One piece of pottery found. Another pick pass commenced in the northern three meter by one meter area. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. No pottery or terra cotta found in cleaning. Pick pass done in the southern meter by three meters. In the southeast corner may be coming upon more bedrock. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. No artifacts found in the southern meter. Pick pass commenced in the northern one meter by three meters. Terra cotta found in the picking. Soil sorted and cleaned from
the trench, consistent with Locus 3 soil. In cleaning it became apparent that the large slab of rock in the northeast corner does have a termination. The small rock associated with it, thought previously to connect, was removed and reveals soil packed below the large slab. Locus 3 leveled. Carbon and roots included in the soil matrix. The little material that has been removed comes from the northern meter. Baulk walling done in preparation for photographs prior to attempting to remove the large rock. Roots clipped. Photographs taken. The rock was levered out and removed from the trench. Soil beneath the rock a darker tan deteriorating rock soil. Area troweled down to level it to the level of the rest of the trench. Some terra cotta fragments found, and small rocks seven centimeters to fifteen centimeters appearing during troweling. Roots present, some formerly wrapped around the rock, and others
Underlying the rock's former location. Nothing of apparent archaeological sensitivity found below the rock slab. Pick passing resumed first in the northern three meters by one meter. One piece of terra cotta found during the pick pass. A few more pieces uncovered when soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. Pick pass done in the southern three meters by one meter strip. Soil remains consistent with Locus 3 soil, sorted and cleaned from the trench. Another pick pass done in the northern three meters by one meter. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with Locus 3 soil. No material found in the northern area during this pass. Roots clipped, and higher areas of the trench leveled. No material found during leveling.
Pick pass commenced in the northern three meters by one meter strip. Soil remains consistent with Locus 3 , sorted and cleaned from the trench. No material found during the sorting. Pick pass done
in the southern three meters by one meter strip. Soil is pancaking when hit with the pick and becoming increasingly more rocky. No artifacts found in the pass. Baulk walling begun in order to close Locus 3 . No artifacts found. Closing photographs and elevations taken.
Closing Elevations of Locus 3:
NW Corner: 29.44m A.E.
NE Corner: 29.35m A.E.
SE Corner: 29.37m A.E.
SW Corner: 29.38m A.E.
It was decided to shoot an extension off of CB 47's northern wall to investigate the stratigraphy between CB 47 and CB 49. The new coordinates of the extension are:
NW Corner: 32S/6W
NE Corner: 32S/5W
SE Corner: 33S/5W
SW Corner: 33S/6W
Drawing of the trench with extension.
Locus 4 was opened over the whole area. It is a dark brown to black organic debris filled humus layer. There are a few small rocks five centimeters to ten centimeters in size and one piece of terra cotta on the surface. The intent of this extension is to determine the southern extent of the rock packing seen in CB 49. Opening photographs
and elevations taken.
Opening Elevations of Locus 4:
NW Corner: 29.88m A.E.
NE Corner: 29.85m A.E.
SE Corner: 29.89m A.E.
SW Corner: 29.87m A.E.
During the initial triangulation of CB 47, calculations were slightly off, so the extension is larger north to south, approximately one and one fifth meter by one meter. First pick pass done over the entire extent of Locus 4 . Many more rocks appear shallowly below the surface, ten to fifteen centimeters in size. Terra cotta also found. A second pick pass done over the whole area. There are many roots present and several more small rocks. Terra cotta and pottery are being found in small quantities and are incredibly worn. Roots clipped.
Pottery: 3 sherds
Bone: 0 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/10 bowl
Pottery: 6 sherds
Bone: 0 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl
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