July 26, 1997
The area in S 28-29, E 138 was lowered to 80 cm b.d. to further define the stone concentration to the immediate north. The work, in LOCUS 2, produced 5 bits of terracotta, 6 fragments of pottery and 1 bone.
The regularity of these stones in S 27-28 E 137-138, as well as the apparent coursing, as least two courses are visible, indicate that they form a wall. This is in line with the southern orientalizing foundation, although it is preserved to a greater height- there is approx. 60 cm difference in the preserved elevations. It should also be noted here that the northern orientalizing well is preseved to a greater height then the section of the south wall in S 27-28 E 136-137; approximately 30 cm higher.
It was decided to remove the 50 cm baulk in the south portion of S 26 in order to recover, perhaps, more of the decorated bucchero which was spread more heavily in the north half of S 26. In addition, it may be possible to pick up traces of a foundation trench. This baulk will be removed in meter wide sections, starting with E 138.
The section of baulk in S26 E 138 was partially removed to a depth of 65 cm b.d. The upper layer, LOCUS 18, was a medium brown soil with a large number of roots including portions of a small tree stump. At a depth of approximately 55-60 cm infrequent flecks of carbon began to appear and so a new locus was begun- 19.
LOCUS 18 produced 7 fragments of pottery, 1 bone fragment, and 19 fragments of heavily worn terracotta.
LOCUS 19 produced 14 fragments of pottery, 4 fragments of bone and 3 pieces of terracotta, in addition to a bucchero rim (#1)
- Find #1
- S 26 E 138
- 63 cm
- LOCUS 19
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