August 1, 1972
Worked both east and west of approx. \'red area wall,\' as yesterday.
Eastern edge of this wall was well cleared off by Antonio and showed an approx. N-S line of irregular stones of middle size, colored red on upper surface, upon which red material rests. There seems to be no break in the wall in grids B-D/1-2.
West part of trench (B-D/0-1)
Pictures taken. Tile fragments in B/1 visible on right-hand picture (making up an entire pan tile?) were lifted. Still more tile and pan tile fragments below these, in grids B/0-1. Yellow sur-
face mentioned on p. 178 was prob. not pavement, as believed earlier. Numerous pan and cover tile fragments collected at trench edge to be tried. Among these were found:
- Find #1
- h. approx. 29.49-24.59
- Piece of cut-out akroterion
- Joins with 19720312 19720312
Going still further down in B/0-1, we finally hit upon stones which probably = bedrock. Tile and pottery fragments continued all the way down, though not in quantity. Soil of a clayey consistency, yellowish, containing carbon, still labelled (B). No clear \'pavement\' level seemed to occur. Depth reached in B/0-1 is ca. 95 cm from uppermost pres. surface of NS UB wall in B/0.
Work continued southwards, C/0-1. \'Carbon area\' mentioned on p. 176 and p. 180 soon turned up here, even entering grid B/0. This area slopes steadily towards north; it covers the greater part of B-D/0-1. In its northern part, in C(B)/0-1, it is found on a clearly lower level than the foundation stone layer of both UB wall and \'red area\' wall; thus it should belong to lower building.
When the surface of \'carbon area\' had been disclosed, we started digging into it, lifting stones (loose), tile, and pottery fragments. A big fragment of cut-out akroterion:19720312 19720312
- Find #2
- depth ca. +29.49
- (B) carbon
- 11 joining fragments of a cut-out akroterion
- Joins with 19720314
Numerous tile (esp. cover tiles) and pottery fragments; no remarkable bucchero. Quality of bones increased markedly southwards. Also, \'carbon layer\' seems to increase in depth towards south. Area not finished, 1 1/2 strawberry boxes of small-size pottery in B-C/0-1.
East part of trench (B-D/2-3)
Picture taken of B-D/2-3 in the morning. A rather compact layer of stones of small and medium size mixed with tile and pottery fragments covers whole area except northern half of B/2-3. In righthand corner in the foreground of the picture is visible a pezzo of same character left out earlier on a higher level, as it was suspected to make up part of a wall, owing to its hard consistency.
Work was started by lifting stones/tiles
in C/2-3 (arrow in pictures), whereby many more and much bigger fragments of tiles appeared right below. Here certainly no wall. We proceeded southwards in the same way, removing higher-level pezzo mentioned. Towards profile wall in C-D/3, stones seem more compact, and in D/3 a big stone (visible length) which seemed regularly cut turned up (western part visible).
Immediately north of this, a hard stone pack. This indicates a N-S wall: following same line as stones cleared off earlier in G-H/3??? Doubtful. Right beside the big stone is a fallen covertile (entire?). A concentration of clay plaster with reed imprints next to northern end of stone.
A picture of B-D/2-3 was taken at 5 o\'clock, showing the uncovered big tile fragments and the stone in D/3.
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