Daily Log 24/7/15
Excavation began defining the tile in Locus 8 . Once they were defined it was decided to declare them a new locus for the tiles and surrounding soil.
The soil is a medium-dark brown and clay-like in texture. The new locus, Locus 9 , is therefore situated in the western part of the trench. Opening photos, drawings, and elevations were taken.
Opening Elevations for Locus 9 :
1. 304.65 m A.E.
2. 306.31 m A.E.
3. 306.5 m A.E.
4. 306.54 m A.E.
for Locus 9
Opening Coordinates for Locus 9 :
1. -4.67 m N/-12.36 m E
2. -6.11 m N/-11.85 m E
3. -5.16 m N/-13.91 m E
4. -6.14 m N/-13.70 m E
NE -4.07 m N/-8.96 m E
SE -5.10 m N/-8.79 m E
We have been excavating through Locus 9 , which consists of very dense clay-like soil. Bone and terracotta fragments are present in the locus. Locus 7 in VT7 is being simultaneously excavated with Locus 9 in VT8. While excavating there been finds.
Covertile with profile and edge
306.54 m A.E.
5.36 m S / 12.408 m W
Fragment of decorated architectural terracotta
306.476 m A.E.
5.169 m S / 12.408 m W
306.413 m A.E.
5.127 m S / 12.168 m W
306.480 m A.E.
5.37 m S/13.29 m W
Excavation continues in the Locus 9 tile packing. Bone, bucchero, pottery, roofing tiles and a larger rock have been found. Hand picks and trowels are being used to excavate. The soil is sticky and clay-like. There are red inclusions in the clay as well as charcoal.
Possible Greek Black Slip
Possible Forno Fragment
306.482 m A.E.
-6.88 m N/-13.04 m E
Closing Totals for Locus 9, VT-8:
11.5 Bowls of Tile and Plaster
27 Pottery Sherds
Closing Totals for Locus 7, VT-7:
2.75 Bowls of Tile and Plaster
3 Pottery Sherds
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