July 1, 1983
- Tile: 4
- Pottery: 6
Pieces thought to be part of find #12, p. 253 (the terracotta horse's leg fragment) were lifted from meter T-64 with metaline. The rest of this area remained too moist to dig.
Work commenced in meters X,Y,Z-59 and alpha-beta-gamma-62-61 with pick and then removal of the loosened soil with metaline. The "floor" remained beneath the soil in these meters. In X,Y,Z-59, the "floor" is well preserved and lies at ~60 cm in depth. In X,Y-59, resting upon the "floor," a complete cover tile was uncovered. Note also that this cover tile rested with its flanges up, and pointed in approximately north-south orientation. Also, light yellow soil was present just above the floor in X,Y-59. The soil containedm uch plaster and plaster-like material.
Meters Z,alpha-62-61 were excavated to "floor" with metalina and pick. Some damage occurred to the "floor" here during the removal of stumps earlier. Also, a number of roots have penetrated the "floor" in these meters. It is important to note that the "floor" in Z,alpha,beta-62,61 is badly burnt to a black color and is not as durable as the orange "floor" in other meters. A stump previously removed rested above this black "floor."
Meters beta-gamma-62,61 also were begun to be excavated to "floor" level with pick and metalina. Here the floor lies at 15-20 cm in depth, due to the slope of the hill's surface, which drops as one proceeds south.
The tile layer in alpha,beta-60-59 continued to be cleaned down with metalina. Note also that adjacent to the stump in Z-63, a large tile fragment (pan tile) was exposed in meter Z-62. This tile was left in place and apparently lies upon the floor.
A complete pot profile was recovered from meter alpha-60. The fragments of this pot were scattered throughout this meter and were not localized all in one spot. The vessel fragments lie above soil which was ~2-3 cm from the "floor."
Generally, the soil above the floor was light in X,Y,Z-61-59 and darker in alpha,beta,gamma-61-62. Carbonized wood was present as small specks and occasionally in large chunks. Plaster was present as well as some pieces of amorphous bronze.
- Find #4
- 60 cm
- Burnt, vitrified, misfired tile fragment
- Find #7
- 60 cm
- Bronze nail
- Find #8
- 60 cm
- Impasto vase with complete profile
- Find #10
- 60 cm
- A complete covertile (in three fragments)
- Find #13
- Found in cleaning
- Painted, everted lip fragment from an Ionic bowl
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