August 1, 1979
Yesterday meters EE-II/13-16 were excavated to a depth of c.80 cms [this is with the exception of meters FF-GG/16, which is occupied by a large stump]. The end of the Tile Layer was reached and a black [burn] layer was exposed. Today, a new cut of approximately 20 cms. in depth was started - making the new floor level approximately 1 meter in depth. The black [burn] layer is uniformly c.15 cms. in dpeth [from c. 55-65 cms. from the topsoil]. Beneath the black soil is a yellow-gray layer which contains sporadic burn areas. the soil is filled with carbon.
The black [burn soil] produced some pottery and a few tile fragments - notable are a fragment of an aryballos, a few fragments of bucchero with ribbing, and the base of a small painted vase.
The yellow-gray layer [beginning at a depth of c.60 cms.] contains very little pottery and no tile. At this point, it is difficult to discern whether the large rocks which occupy meters GG-II/13 are part of a wall. This will not be known until excavation continues in a westward direction next year.
Meters HH-II/13-16 also contains a lot of stone. At a depth of c.1 meter, the floor level is mostly stone.
The yellow gray layer which is in the process of being of being excavated, seen to alternate between a yellow color and a gray color every 15 cms.
- Tile count: 2 cassetti
- Pottery count: 2 boxes
- Find #4
- (This piece was found when a worker picked beneath the large stump which occupies meters FF-GG/15-16). it probably comes from a depth of approximately 50 cms.
- A decorated bronze tool.
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