July 31, 1972
Work continued in Trenches 18 and 19, the north extensions.
The workmen finished clearing the tile layer at the east end of the trench, leaving a pan tile projecting from the east wall and a few pithos fragments projecting from the north wall. This entire trench has been cleared down to a hard yellow level, approx. 110 cm below topsoil. Wall foundations of stone run along the west and south sides of the trench.
- 1 cassette of tiles discarded
One man cleared J-L/28, finding more reddish pottery (1 cassette) and stones, possibly a foundation wall, running N-S in the 28th meter. This wall forms a right angle with teh stone foundations at the south end of the trench. Another man continued excavating the heavy pottery layer in meter 30, K and L, producing 3 cassetti of pottery (one of coarser, gray stone-like ware; and 2 of fine reddish pottery, including bowls with cut-pressed tongues, female-figure handles, and a warrior head) and 1 cassette of tiles discarded. For finds, see JN II.
- See JN II, p. 26, Find #11
- This coarseware consists primarily of sherds belonging to a large, two-handled neck amphora which was restored in 1973
- See JN II, p. 28, Find #12
- Many fragments belonging to another amphora which also preserves an inscription consisting of two incised letters
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