20 July 2017
Work began with opening photos for Locus 6. It consists of a lighter brown soil extending across the CA87 extension, so following the same coordinates as Locus 5. There are still stumps and a number of smaller roots. Opening elevations are the same as those for closing yesterday.
Locus 6 Opening Elevations:
NW: 27.03 mAE
NE: 27.08 mAE
SE: 26.98 mAE
SW: 27.06 mAE
Locus 6 corresponds to Locus 2. A pick pass was done across Locus 6. Another pass was done. A diagnostic bone fragment was found.
Special Find #17: diagnostic bone
A sherd of ridged pottery was found.
Special Find #18: ridged pottery
A fair amount of bone is being found in one area, about 2/3 of a meter from the west and 1/4m from the southern end of the extension. A piece of porous, non-native stone was found.
Special Find #19: non-native stone
Another pass across the locus was done. Another piece of the porous stone was found; despite modern break edges, no obvious join between the pieces was found so the new piece is its own small find.
Special Find #20: non-native stone
A diagnostic bone fragment was found.
Special Find #21: diagnostic bone
More of the porous non-native stone was found in a significant cluster. It seems to have been broken by the pickaxe; it will be treated as one small find.
Special Find #22: non-native stone (22 pieces)
The find is likely associated with finds 19 and 20; the stone fragments are identical to those.
Another pick pass was done, picking lighter in the S of the extension where the level is approaching that of the stone feature that makes up Locus 4. While picking, two possible horse teeth were found.
Special Find #23: teeth (horse)
While sorting, more of the porous stone was found, still in the N of the extension.
Special Find #24: non-native stone
A tooth was found.
Special Find #25: tooth
Another diagnostic bone was found.
Special Find #26: diagnostic bone
Because the extension is approaching the level of the Locus 4 stone feature, hand picks and trowels were used to even the locus out and bring it down fully to level. Some stones seem to be appearing nearer to the Locus 4 feature, these will be defined more clearly to determine any relationship between them. Small amounts of carbon were found roughly 1m south of the N wall of the extension and 50cm east of its W wall, but not enough for any testing. Closing elevations were taken.
Closing Elevations (extension):
NW: 26.89 mAE
NE: 27.02 mAE
SE: 26.87 mAE
End of Day Totals:
Terra Cotta: ½ bowl
Pottery: 64 sherds (1/2 box)
Bone: 97 fragments (1/4 box)
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