Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The northern wall of the building first found in T-57 extends eastward into T-74, 77, and has been exposed in T-79. The projected northern side of the northern wall extends to the north of T-78's boundaries. Therefore, T-78 will be extended 2 meters to the north, in order to fully reveal this portion of the northern wall. The area to the north of the trench was cleared and the NE corner of the extension was triangulated; the two southern corners of the extension are the same as the original northern corners of the trench and the NW corner is the NE corner of T-79. Once this area was cleared and the corners established, Locus 3 was opened throughout the northern extension. Opening photos and elevations were taken.
Locus 3 : Opening Elevations
\xb7 NW corner (106E/38S): 27.82mAE
\xb7 NE corner (109E/38S): 27.78mAE
\xb7 SE corner (109E/40S): 27.92mAE
\xb7 SW corner (106E/40S): 27.79mAE
\xb7 Center (107.5E/89S): 28.09mAE
The surface of Locus 3 is mounded; it is the very top of the dirt dump created in the 1960s and is highest in the center. The surface slopes sharply downward to both north and south.
A pick pass was made, beginning in the eastern half of the extension, where the dirt dump is highest. Soil is medium brown in color and contains many rocks of different sizes and roots. Soil is relatively loosely packed around the roots from the stumps in the trench. Soil is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow.
A second pick pass was made in the extension, once again focusing on the highest part of the dirt dump mound. Soil continues to be medium brown in color and loose, with many roots and rocks of various sizes. Soil continued to be shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. High quantities of tile and pottery and some bone were found. A third pick pass was made in the extension, beginning in the eastern half, where the level is highest, and moving west. Soil continues to be medium brown and loose, with many rocks and roots. Soil contains high quantities of tile and pottery. It is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow.
Work continued with a pick pass of the entire extension beginning in the eastern meters of the extension, where the elevation is higher, and working west. Soil is medium brown in color and loose in texture, with many roots and rocks. Soil is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. Soil contains high quantities of tile and pottery, as well as some bone. During this pick pass a pan tile fragment with a possible siglum (Find #1) was found in the wheelbarrow.
A fifth pick pass of the whole extension was made, once again beginning in the east and moving west. Soil is still medium brown and loose, with many rocks and roots. Soil is still medium brown and loose, with many rocks and roots. Soil is shoveled into buckets and sorted over the wheelbarrow. Soil contains large amounts of tile and potter, along with some bone. While sorting through buckets, from the eastern half of the trench, a possible gorgon hair fragment (Find #2) was found.
Closing elevations for the day were taken.
\xb7 Wheelbarrow find
\xb7 Locus 3
\xb7 App. 27.78 mAE
\xb7 Tile with siglum
\xb7 Wheelbarrow find
\xb7 Locus 3
\xb7 App. 27.81mAE
\xb7 Possible gorgon hair fragment
\xb7 NW corner: 27.78mAE
\xb7 NE corner: 27.81mAE
\xb7 SE corner: 27.76mAE
\xb7 SW corner: 27.80mAE
Locus 3 :
\xb7 Tile: 9 bowls
\xb7 Pottery: 35 sherds
\xb7 Bone: 8 fragments
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