Wednesday, August 1, 2007
As a lose, charcoal-rich, burnt, black soil began to appear in the NW corner of the trench yesterday, while the baulk walls were being trimmed, work began this morning with a shallow pick pass starting in the NW corner, in order to try and fully expose the surface of this new soil. After this first pick pass, the black soil was revealed in the northwest most meter; this burnt soil seems to slope down to the south and possible the east. Additionally, 3 large ricks run N-S in a linear fashion, app. 1m east of the western baulk wall. During this pick pass two covertile that preserve the full width (Finds #1 and #2) have been recovered.
Another pick pass of the western portion of the trench was completed. Soil is sorted directly into buckets while in the trench. The dark, carbon rich, burnt soil continues to be exposed and seems to slope down from the northwest corner. This soil is only exposed up untila line of 3 large rocks running N-S approximately 1m east of the western baulk wall.
A third pick pass was completed in teh westernmost meter of the trench, where the burnt soil continues to be exposed as we move further to the south. Soil continues to be sorted in the trench, directly into buckets.
A fourth pick pass of the westernmost meter of the trench was completed. Soil was sorted direclty into buckets while in the trench. The dark, balckish, carbon-rich soil was traced backk app. 1.5m south of the north baulk wall (half of the trench) and continued to slope down gradually. However, at this point, this dark burnt soil seems to drop off; the soil in the southern 1.5m remains dark and extremely mottled. However, in this southern half of the westernmost meters being excavated, a large concentration of roofing tiles, as well as nearly half of a large pithos rim, were uncovered. These tile and the pithos rim were defined and left in situ.
Once the tiles and pithos rim were sufficiently defined, it was decided to close Locus 10 , and the trench, due to the ending of the dig season. Closing photos and elevations were taken.
- 52S/194E: 26.24m A.E.
- 52S/195E (at burnt soil level): 26.23m A.E.
- 52S/195E (at mottled soil level): 26.29m A.E.
- 52S/198E: 26.31m A.E.
- 55S/198E: 26.16m A.E.
- 55S/195E (at mottled soil level): 26.16m A.E.
- 55S/195E (at mottled soil/tile level): 26.01m A.E.
- 55S/194E: 26.14m A.E.
- Tile and plaster: 10 bowls
- Pottery: 167 sherds
- Bone: 58 pieces
- Find #1
- Locus 10
- 26.01-26.57m A.E.
- Pottery table find
- Fenestrated vessel fragment
- Find #2
- Locus 10
- 26.01-26.57m A.E.
- Incised impasto sherd
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