Work began with a pick pass in Locus 12 , in the northern extension of the trench. Soil remains dark olive brown, clay-like, and mottled and is sorted directly into buckets. During this pick pass, a number of finds were recovered; a large, slipped handle (Find #1), a red slip rim sherd (Find #2), an orangeware base (Find #3), a ridged impasto rim sherd (Find #4), a second red slip rim sherd (Find #5), a creamware base (Find #6), a black slip rim sherd (Find #7), a third red slip rim sherd (Find #8), and a second orangeware base (Find #9) were all recovered from this first pick pass.
A second pick pass was completed, with soil being sorted directly into buckets. Soil remains the same. During this pick pass, a large disc of ferric material (Find #10), an orangeware base (Find #11), and another red slip rim sherd (Find #12) were uncovered. Once this pick pass was completed, another pick pass was begun. Soil remains dark olive brown, claylike, and mottled and was sorted directly into buckets. At this point, in the western portion of the trench, the elevation has been brought to the same elevation as the mortared tiles of Locus 9 , and many tiles began to appear in the western part of the trench. During this pick pass, an impasto base with slip (Find #13), a grayware rim sherd (Find #14), and a creamware handle (Find #15) were recovered.
Another pick pass was complleted in Locus 12 . Soil remained dark olive brown, clay-like, and mottled and was sorted directly into buckets. Only the eastern half of the locus was picked, as there is a concentration of tiles in the western portion of the trench. During this half a pick pass, a vitrified impasto rim sherd (Find #16), an incised sherd of black slip pottery (Find #17), a red slip base sherd (Find #18=, and a red slip rim sherd (Find #19) were uncovered.
- Find #1
- Locus 12
- 20cm a.d.
- Slipped handle. Large handle with body attachment. Handle app. cm thick, 10cm long. Body attachment app. 1cm thick, slip on interior of body attachment. Creamware/cream colored fabric.
- Find #3
- Locus 12
- 19cm a.d.
- Orangeware base
- Find #4
- Locus 12
- 24cm a.d.
- Impasto rim with ridges
- Find #8
- Locus 12
- 23cm a.d.
- Red slip pottery rim
- Find #10
- Locus 12
- 17cm a.d.
- Ferric material, possibly slag. Large disc shaped chunk of ferric material. Approximately 15cm in diameter.
Work began this afternoon with a pick pass in the eastern half of Locus 12 , in order to bring it down to the same elevation as the floor of Locus 7 . Soil remained dark olive brown, mottled, and claylike and was sorted directly into buckets. During this pick pass, an incised rim sherd (Find #20), an incised creamware base sherd (Find #21), and an orangeware base (Find #22) were recovered.
After this pick pass was completed and cleaned up, it was decided to excavate the trench using trowels in order to try and find the tiles present in both Locus 7 and Locus 26 in VT4. Any tiles found were defined and left in situ. While defining the tiles, an absence of tiles was noticed in most of the eastern portion of the extension, and a gap between tiles
present in the western poriton of Locus 12 and the tiles in Locus 26 of VT4 was observed.
While defining tiles, a creamware base with slip (Find #23), three chunks of ferric material which may be slag (Finds #24, 25, and 27) and a rock with an attached iron droplet (Find #26) were recovered.
- Tile: 6 bowls
- Pottery: 461 sherds
- Bone: 31 pieces
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