July 8, 1994
The cut to a depth of 25-30 cm, initiated yesterday, was completed. Floor of the trench is almost completely a grayish soil with small stones. The dark brown soil, characteristic of the earlier cut, is still visible in some areas of the trench. A small, flairing base was found in K/73 and a pan tile with an unusually wide flange was removed.
Roughly 1 1/2 cassetti of tile and a full latte box of pottery were recovered within this cut.
A new cut was initiated over the whole area of the trench, bringing the floor down to a depth of 35-40 cm. Soil is now grayish with numerous small stones. Occasionally, stones, roughly fist-sized, are removed. The stones are not numerous enough to consider this a stone capping or layering.
Roughly 1/2 a cassetti of heavily worn tile fragments and sporadic fragments of pottery have been removed from this soil. Material recovery is significantly lighter than in earlier cuts.
A new cut was completed over all meters of the trench area, bringing the trench floor down to an average depth of 40-45 cm. Soil remains grayish with numerous small stones. As yet, there is no evidence of a stone layering in this area of T-26.
Roughly 1/2 a cassetti of tile fragments were found along with about 1/3 a latte box of pottery fragments. A small fragment of a crucible was also found.
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