22 July 2014
22 July 2014
Due to rain overnight, the 10cm sounding planned for Locus 5 and 8 postponed until the soil is excavateable. Photographs taken of the fragmentary but almost full profile base in Locus 5 . The second extension of T 62 relatively dry and able to be excavated. Pick pass initiated in the north moving south. Beneath the Locus 9 soil in all areas the medium brown-greyish dense claylike soil encountered. Roots and rocks 5-10cm in length removed with Locus 9 soil as it is sorted and cleaned from the trench. Worn terra cotta and pottery found in small concentrations. Hand picks used to level high areas and along baulk walls. Baulk trim collected with Locus 9 finds. Roots clipped in preparation
for photographs. In removing the baulk wall between T 62 and T 63, a fragment of non-local stone recovered.20140073
Find 1: Non-Local Stone
NW Corner, A: 27.63m A.E.
NW Corner, B: 27.62m A.E.
NW Corner, C: 27.69m A.E.
NE Corner: 27.74m A.E.
SE Corner: 27.51m A.E.
SW Corner: 27.55m A.E.
Locus 10 is a dense, claylike, medium brown-greyish soil. There are three large stumps, a small stump, and two large rocks 30-45cm in length present at surface level. Hand picks used to level Locus 10 down to the elevation of Locus 3 , 4 , 5 , and 8 . Locus 10 heavily included with roots and small rocks 5-15cm in length. Terra cotta and pottery recovered while sorting and cleaning soil from the trench. One bucket sieved from Locus 10 , no artifacts recovered. Another bucket sieved, no artifacts recovered.
Hand picking continues in Locus 10 , to achieve the same level as the other Loci ( Locus 3 , 4 , 5 , 8 ). Scraping and root clipping begins in Locus 5 and 8 in preparation for 10cm sounding through Locus 5 and 8 . Opening new locus/merging Locus 5 and 8 into Locus 11 . Opening photographs taken, opening elevations taken. Began handpicking from north to south of Locus 11 , continued hand pick of Locus 10 .
Opening Elevations, Locus 11 :
NW Corner: 27.40m A.E.
NE Corner: 27.42m A.E.
SE Corner: 27.29m A.E.
SW Corner: 27.32m A.E.
Continued excavation of Locus 10 and 11 , both handpicking from north to south. Small bronze fragments 0.1-0.5cm size) recovered in northwest corner of Locus 11 , while small carbon in northeast corner of Locus 11 was found within the soil. Bucket sieved from Locus 10 , no artifacts recovered. Bucket from Locus 11 sieved, one pottery fragment recovered. Spindle whorl recovered from Locus 11 . Slag recovered from Locus 10 . The coarseware almost full profile removed from Locus 11 .20140064
Find 2: Spindle Whorl
Find 3: Slag
Find 4: Coarseware Base
Bucket from Locus 11 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Three buckets from Locus 10 sieved, no artifacts recovered. Carbon sample collected from Locus 11's northeast sector. Fragment of vitrified terra cotta recovered from Locus 10 . Ridged bucchero body sherd recovered in Locus 11 .
Find 5: Vitrified Terra Cotta
Find 6: Ridged Bucchero Body Sherd
Rocchetto fragment recovered from Locus 11 . Bronze recovered in northwest sector, collected in bulk.20140089
Find 7: Rocchetto Fragment
Work ended when rain began. T 62 tarped for the evening and overnight.
Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl
Pottery: 7 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/5 bowl
Pottery: 8 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/6 bowl
Pottery: 1 latte box (73 fragments)
Bone: 3 fragments
Pottery: 1 fragment
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