Tuesday, July 28
Mestilinas were used in K/64-65 to remove the remainder of the pithos/tile line. This meter is now at a depth of cir. 115cm. The orange/brown soil with plaster and carbon inclusions has now been removed. Portions of the dark brown soil with carbon are now evident on the horizontal plane of this meter.
Work shifted to L(M)/65 in order to bring this meter down to a depth uniform with L(M)/68-66 (cir. 120cm). This meter area, which was the same area of the orangeware concentration found in higher levels, still produced sporadic orangeware finds. Most important among the orangeware from this area is the discovery of the tops of 2 orangeware fenestrated finials which may join to the fragmentary finials already discovered nearby (#7, #11).
The meters of K/68 and L(M)/68-67 were scraped in an attempt to define the area of the carbon burn noticed yesterday. This has not yet been successful. Pottery from these meters is still rather heavily concentrated, with 1 1/4 latted boxes of pottery having been excavated this morning from L(M)/68-67, although tile is very sporadic
and, like the pottery, worn.
For this year's season, we will halt excavation at a depth of 120-125cm below surface level in meters L(M)/68-64 and K/68, but K/67-64 will remain at a height of 110-115cm. The completed horizontal levels of the trench will be drawn when excavation of this area is completed.
- Find 2
- 107 cm
Iron nail or pin (3 other small fragments)
- Find 7
- 116 cm
Top of an orangeware fenestrated finial
- Find 11
- 116 cm
Top of orangeware fenestrated finial
Mestilinos were used to clear the remaining portion of K/68 and L(M)/68 to a depth of 120-125 cm. Horizontal scraping revealed more of the carbon spread in this area. Due to time constraings, we will not continue to define this carbon pattern into K/67 this year. The visible carbon spread was roughly drawn.
Work then shifted to L(M)/67-65 to clear this area to a depth of 120-125 cm. Material at this depth continues to be very fragmentary and worn, but as before, pottery is still heavily concentrated. 1 1/2 late boxes were removed from L(M)/67-66 while 2 boxes were excavated from L(M)/65. Tile is still sporadic and worn. 2 pieces of antler were found in L(M)/65, one worked (#23) and one unworked (#24) as well as an unsusal terracotta fragment with a finished edge at the rim wall and base. However, the piece preserved no evident lateral curve, as it would if is were coarseware (#27).
- Find 16
- 114 cm
- Rim and body of globular vessel
- Find 22
- 121 cm
- Bronze nail
- Find 23
- 122 cm
- Antler with cut line
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