Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Continued to explore the extent of Locus 3 in the southern two by four meters. The rock scatter and possible bedrock sheeting in the northern two by four meters left undisturbed for now. Pick pass commenced in the southwestern corner. Some small rocks encountered during the picking. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with the light brown mottled soil. No materials found during cleaning. The south eastern corner is the last meter by two meters picked. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, remains consistent with Locus 3 . Many small rocks found during cleaning (1-2 cm), as well as a few larger rocks (3-10 cm), all loose. Pottery and terra cotta recovered in cleaning. Another pick pass done in the southwestern corner. Some rocks during picking in the third meter by two meters from the north, as well as along the southern wall. Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with Locus 3 . No materials found while cleaning. Pick pass commenced in the southern meter to level some bumps.
Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with Locus 3 . One small fragment of terra cotta found. More picking done in the southwestern corner, consistent with Locus 3 . Soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. In cleaning recovering terra cotta fragments, very small, approximately 1 cm and smaller. Rocks are emerging in the third meter by two meters from the south, so we have ceased picking in that area and are using hand axes instead to level down the rocks. Additionally, hand axes are being used to level down the wall forming between CB 52 and CB 53. Terra cotta found coming from beneath the stump in the south western corner. All soil sorted and cleaned from the trench, consistent with Locus 3 . Picking done in the southeastern meter by two meter strip. Soil consistent with Locus 3 , soil sorted and cleaned from the trench. Many small rocks still coming loose during digging (1-2 cm) with a few larger rocks (3-10 cm). A handle fragment recovered while cleaning, as well as terra cotta. Simultaneously, picking done in under the stump in the southwestern corner. Soil consistent with Locus 3 , sorted and cleaned from the trench. Little material found under the stump.
During the cleaning in the southeastern corner a fragment of bronze recovered. It is curved and flat on one side while being rounded on the other side so that it is semi circular in section.
Find: Curved Bronze Fragment 20120027
25.51 m. A.E.
Pick pass done in the southwestern corner and right next to the southern baulk wall. Rocks now being found over the whole area of CB 52. Terra cotta being found along the southern baulk wall. Soil consistent with Locus 3 , sorted and cleaned from the trench. Picking done again along the southern baulk wall and in the southwestern and in the southwestern corner. Soil consistent with Locus 3 , sorted and cleaned from the trench. Terra cotta found while cleaning. Hand axes used to clean around the stump in the southeastern corner. Soil consistent with Locus 3 , sorted and cleaned from the trench. Simultaneously, baulk walling done along the southern and eastern walls. All finds collected as baulk finds Roots clipped and several large roots removed with the axe. Locus 3 declared closed, as the whole trench now has the rock scatter.
Closing Elevations for Locus 3:
NW Corner: 25.94 m.A.E.
NE Corner: 25.88 m.A.E.
SE Corner: 25.50 m.A.E.
SW Corner: 25.54 m.A.E.
Closing photographs to be taken tomorrow morning in better light.
Work halted in CB 52.
Terra Cotta: 19 pieces
Pottery: 6 pieces
Bone: 0 pieces
Terra Cotta: 6 pieces
Pottery: 1 piece
Bone: 0 pieces
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