23 July 2014
23 July 2014
Due to rain yesterday evening, Locus 11 currently too damp to excavate. Excavation resumed in Locus 10 , the medium brown-grey claylike soil. Hand picks used to break up the soil, which is sorted and cleaned from the trench in buckets. Many roots still included in the soil matrix, as well as stones 5-10cm in length. Small concentrations of terra cotta and pottery recovered. One bucket sieved, no artifacts found. New soil type appearing in northwest corner A (95E/53S), being traced southward. The soil is a light brown-yellowish color and densely packed. Two buckets sieved, no artifacts recovered. A fragment of vitrified terra cotta recovered from the western edge of Locus 10 .
Find 1: Vitrified Terra Cotta
One bucket sieved, two fragments of terra cotta, less than a centimeter in length each, recovered. The new soil type, the light brown-yellowish claylike soil, uncovered in the entire western two meters by one meter and being traced backward towards the eastern edge of the extension. One bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered. Locus 11 has dried enough to excavate. Hand picks used to lower the level of Locus 11 10cm. Locus 11 is a light brown-yellowish, claylike soil equivalent to Locus 5 and 8 above it. The locus was designated as a new locus in order to investigate the area south of the linear stone feature. May fragments of terra cotta
and pottery as well as several fragments of bone recovered. In the extension, Locus 10 , the new light brown-yellowish soil is now present also in the northernmost meter, being traced southward. Area under the large stumps being cleared of soil in order to get beneath them and possibly remove them. One bucket from Locus 10 sieved, no artifacts found. In Locus 11 ,small flecks of carbon are included in the soil. A bucket from Locus 11 sieved, no artifacts found. Just south of the stone feature in Locus 4 , a fragment of antler and piece of coilmade pottery recovered.
Find 2: Antler Fragment
Find 3: Coilmade Impasto Rim Fragment
A diagnostic bone fragment and burned bone fragment recovered from Locus 11 south of the stone feature.
Find 4: Long Bone Fragment
Find 5: Burnt Bone Fragment
A large flange fragment removed from the same area. One bucket sieved from Locus 10 ,
no artifacts recovered. In the extension the new soil type has been revealed over the whole area. The extension scraped down from north to south and roots clipped in preparation for the declaration of Locus 12 . A fragment of coilmade pottery recovered from the Locus 11 pottery latte box, made a find with approximate coordinates.20140074
Find 6: Coilmade Impasto Rim Fragment
Find 7: Tooth
Opening photos and elevations taken for Locus 12 :
NW Corner, A: 27.56m A.E.
NW Corner, B: 27.57m A.E.
NW Corner, C: 27.56m A.E.
NE Corner: 27.60m A.E.
SE Corner: 27.54m A.E.
SW Corner: 27.47m A.E.
Locus 12 is a dense, claylike light brown-yellowish soil. Three stumps, approximately 40-60cm wide are present in the southeast sector of Locus 12 . Stones, approximately 5-15cm in length, appear in the western meter as well as in the northern meter. Work began with handpicks in the north.
Pottery and terra cotta recovered. Hand picks continue to be used in Locus 11 to bring it down 10cm. Pottery, terra cotta, and bone. One bucket sieved from Locus 11 , 2 fragments of pottery, approximately 2-3cm in length recovered. A bronze fragment, approximately 0.5cm in length recovered. Too small to preserve any shape, so it is collected in bulk. Incised fine impasto rim sherd recovered from Locus 11 .
Find 8: Incised Fine Impasto Rim Sherd
Find 9: Jaw Bone Fragment
Find 10: Rectangular Bronze Shaft
Find 11: Slag Fragment
Fragment of slag recovered from Locus 11 .
Find 12: Slag Fragment
Find 13: Molded Bucchero Rim Fragment
Fragment of ridged pottery found and recovered from Locus 11 .
Find 14: Ridged Pottery Fragment
One diagnostic bone fragment found and recovered from Locus 12 (broken during excavation).
Find 15: Diagnostic Bone Fragment
Bovine second phalanx recovered from Locus 11 .
Find 16: Bovine Second Phalanx
One bucket sieved from Locus 11 , two fragments of pottery (2-3cm wide) recovered.
Terra cotta: 1/8 bowl
Pottery: 1/10 latte (22 fragments)
Terra cotta: 2 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/2 bowl
Pottery: 3 lattes (252 fragments)
Bone: 16 fragments
Terra cotta: 1 fragment
Pottery: 5 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/10 bowl
Pottery: 1/3 latte (22 fragments)
Bone: 4 fragments
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