Monday, July 27
Continued with mestilinas in meters L(M)/68-66. Soil continues to be dark brown with plaster inclusions. Tile fragments are infrequent and typically very worn and small. About 1 1/2 lqtte boxes of pottery were removed from L(M)/68 and 1 full box was excavated from L(M)/67-66. Most pieces are worn and small. Bone continues to be found in high quantities in boith meters. Pottery in K/68 is less than concentrated, with only about 1/2 a latte removed thus far today, but the pieces are as worn and fragmentary as those from L(M)/68-66.
The architect drew the sections of K-L(M)/64 looking east, L(M)/64-65 looking north and L(M)/65 looking east, upon completion of which we initiated removal of the upper 10cm of the tile line area. Interestingly, several joins have been found among the pithos fragments from this line. A large fragment of a ridgepole tile was also removed. Beneath a large fragment of pithos base was found an unusual charred material, possibly the remnants of material within the vessel. This was removed and will be taken to the magazino for study.
- FInd 10
- 122 cm
Impasto with inscribed letter
- Find 11
- ca. 120 cm
Carbonized olive pit
- Find 12
- 112 cm
Impasto base with inscribed circle and letter
- Find 16
- 122 cm
Possible Corinthian pottery
- Find 18
- Grid information not recorded in TTIII. However, original catalog card indicates recovery from L(M)/68. Source for information on catalog card is unknown, however, it was possibly recorded on the find tag but not in TT III.-het 14/7/04
Bronze rim of vessel with vertical striations
Excavation of the K-L(M)/64-65 tile line continues this afternoon. More pithos was removed, some of which joins. About 3/4 of a latte box of pottery was removed from this area, most of which was heavily worn.
Mestilinas were used in meters K-L(M)/68-67. Pottery is still heavily concentrated and worn. 2 latte boxes of pottery were excavated from L(M)/68-67 while 1 full box was removed from K/68. Bone is also heavily concentrated. Interesting, thin layers of carbon have been noticed in the area of the border of K-L(M)/68. The spread of this carbon, which is in small flakes, seems to be roughly circular. Unfortunately, the carbon layer is very fugitive and difficult to excavate. The area of soil around the carbon is not discolored, suggesting a low intensity fire, possibly a camp fire or cooking pit.
- Find 19
- 121 cm
Tondo stem with stamp
- Find 23
- 119 cm
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