June 17, 1992
The topsoil cut begun yesterday in meters H-I/43 was completed and then extended to the northwest into meter G/43. The soil in the cut was grey-brown in color and contained a heavy concentration of roots and small rocks. Clearing of the trench floor in meters G-I/ revealed a notable concentration of larger rocks, occuring at a depth of ca. 10-15 cm. A good part of the morning was spent cleaning down the area around these rocks. At the present time, the rocks appear to be concentrated along the southern portion of meters G-I/43. However, further clearing will be necessary to determine the extent and nature of the formation.
Additionally, a few pieces of tile and a large piece of bone were uncovered among the rocks. These pieces will be left in place until the entire area is drawn and photographed.
Approximately one quarter of a cassetta of small, worn pieces of tile and one half of a box of worn pottery were discovered in the cut. A few of the pieces of potter and tile were badly burned.
The rock concentration in meters G-I/43 was cleaned down with mestaline brushes. Cleaning revealed the concentration to be primarily located in the eastern portion of meters G-I/43. Moreover, when cleaned down, it became apparent that the rocks were irregularly placed and did not form part of a recognizable feature. It was decided, therefore, to draw and then lift the rocks. Approximately one quarter of a cassetta of worn tile and one box of coarse pottery were removed from among the rocks.
The trench was then extended further to the west into meter
I/42, where a topsoil cut was begun to a depth of ca. 10-15 cm. The topsoil was grey-brown in color with many small rocks and roots. A few pieces of worn tile and one quarter of a box of worn, coarse pottery were discovered in teh cut.
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