Daily Log 17 July 2014
17 July 2014
The morning began with handpicking in the northern most meter of the trench. It was decided that due to the tiles having been removed that the large pickaxe could safely be used. A small area slightly smaller than a square meter was picked as it was higher than the northern most and southernmost meter. The soil remains compacted and dark brown with few inclusions of white flakey galestra. Pottery, bone, and tile were found in a large amount. A fragment of a loom weight (Special Find #1) was found on the western wall. Two diagnostic bones (Special Find #2 and Special Find #3) were found in close proximity , along with a few small pieces of carbon.
Special Find #1
Loom Weight Fragment
Special Find #2
Special Find #3
Close to the center point of the trench was a fragment of a frieze plaque (Special Find #4) of which 2 fragments were found with a modern break edge. A piece of grooved pottery was found (Special Find # 5) and a diagnostic bone (Special Find #6) lose to the east wall.
Special Find #4
Special Find #6
A piece of unusual terracotta that could possibly by a statue fragment was found (Special Find #7). A diagnostic bone which may have a cut mark (Special Find #8) was also found.
Special Find #7
Special Find #8
Another pickpass was done from north to south in the first 1.5 meters of the trench. Pottery, bone, and tile continue to be found. A small bronze fragment (Special Find #9) was found close to the east wall, close to the bronze was a possible decorated rim fragment (Special Find #11) and a diagnostic bone (Special Find #10).
Special Find #9
Special Find #10
Special Find #11
Possible decorated Rim Fragment
A small piece of burnt bone was found 1.5 m from the northern wall (Special Find #12), as well as three diagnostic bones (Special Find #13, Special Find #14, Special Find #15).
Special Find #12
Special Find #13
Special Find #14
Special Find #15
An additional fragment of bronze (Special Find #16) was found close to the northern east corner. An additional diagnostic bone was found (Special Find #17).
Special Find #16
Special Find #17
Baulk walls were worked on to begin the afternoon. A pickpass was completed in the central meter of the trench. Two diagnostic bones (Special Find #18 and Special Find #19) were found. A small piece of antler (Special Find #20) and a tooth (Special Find #23) were
Special Find #18
Special Find #19
Special Find #22
Special Find #23
Special Find #24
An additional diagnostic bone (Special Find #24) and a diagnostic tooth (Special Find #25), as well as an additional diagnostic bone (Special Find # 26) were also found.
Special Find #25
Special Find #26
A slipped piece of pottery (Special Find #27) was found on the eastern wall and a small piece of bronze (Special Find #28) were uncovered in the second meter of the trench. Dirt continues to be sorted by hand and trowels used.
Special Find #27
Special Find #28
In the first meter of the trench to the north a piece of Incised Pottery (Special Find #29), a diagnostic tooth (Special Find #30), and a diagnostic bone (Special Find #31) were found.
Special Find #29
Special Find #30
Special Find #31
A diagnostic tooth which may have been a sheep or goat was also found (Special Find #32).
Special Find #32
NW- 28.03 m.A.E.
NE- 28.05 m.A.E.
Pottery- 68 pcs.
Sieve Finds- 1 bone, 2 pottery, 5 terracotta
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