27 July 2014
NW Corner: 27.41m A.E. (95.25E/53.72S)
NE Corner: 27.45m A.E. (95.94E/53.69S)
SE Corner: 27.41m A.E. (95.88E/54.22S)
SW Corner: 27.40m A.E. (95.34E/54.26S)
Locus 13 is entirely bounded by the circular stone feature. The soil is light brown-yellowish, densely packed, and claylike. Trowels used to carefully excavated the soil within it, defining the exterior rocks, the interior fragments of tile and ceramic, and to remove small floating stones from the interior. Several fragments of pottery, one fragment of bone, and small, worn fragments of terra cotta--some of which are burnt--recovered.
A fragment of non local stone and two fragments of slag found.
Find 1: Non-Local Stone
Find 2: Iron Slag Fragment
Find 3: Iron Slag Fragment
As more tile and ceramic are being defined they seem to be vaguely stacked upon one another sloping from the southwest to the northeast, entering the ground at an angle between 50 and 70 degrees. Another fragment of iron slag recovered.
Find 4: Iron Slag Fragment
From within the area of the packed tile and ceramics, a flaring impasto rim fragment recovered.
Find 5: Flaring Impasto Rim Fragment
A fragment of burnt bone recovered.
Find 6: Burnt Bone Fragment
Another fragment of iron slag found at the western edge of the stone feature.
Find 7: Iron Slag Fragment
Vitrified terra cotta fragment and small fragment of slag found in the same vicinity. Slag now collected in bulk.
Find 8: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment
At the feature's western edge, a diagnostic bone recovered.
Find 10: Diagnostic Bone Fragment
Buckets are not being sieved for Locus 13 because of the care taken during excavation. The tile and ceramic in the feature's interior has been clearly defined. Photographs taken of the terra cotta objects in situ before their removal begins. Terra cotta removed from the feature saved in a separate terra cotta dump about one meter south of T 62. Small fragment of vitrified terra cotta recovered.
Find 11: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment
In dropping the elevation of the soil surrounding the packed tile in order to remove them, a vertebra fragment recovered.
Find 12: Vertebra Fragment
A fragment of vitrified terra cotta found just north of the in situ tile.
Find 13: Vitrified Terra Cotta Fragment
Two bowls of tile filled and dumped on the T 62 tile dump one meter south of the trench. Most of the tile removed is pan tile, with a few fragments of cover tile. One large fragment of lateral sima recovered from the northern edge of the tile pack.
Find 14: Lateral Sima Cavetto Fragment
Beneath the tiles which have been removed, more tiles are emerging. Tiles cleaned with a leaf trowel and photographed.
Terra cotta: 3 bowls
Pottery: 1 latte (103 fragments)
Bone: 6 fragments
Slag: 3 fragments
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