July 10, 1991
The remaining backfill was removed from the trench. The protective plastic was lifted, exposing the trench floor. both the roasting pit in meters H-I/11-13 and the rock concentration in meters I-K/13-14 appeared to be well preserved. Preliminary photographs were then taken of the trench. A datum reference point was established above the trench on the pichetto demarcating meter K/10 * at a hieght of 20 cm. above ground level. All subusequent measurements will be taken from this point. The stump in meter J/12 was removed. The soil under the stump was dark grey brown in color with many small roots and rocks. One quarter of a latte
*The position of this picchetto can be more precisely described as teh NW corner of meter K/10.
box of worn impasto and orangeware pottery and two small pieces of worn tile were found under the stump. Work also began in clearing down and levelling meters J-K/11-12 with brushes and mestaline. This area was already excavated to a depth of ca. 55-60 cm. last year. The soil in meters J-K/11 was composed of "near" or true galestra and contained no material. The soil in meters J-K/12, however, was grey to dark brown in color and contained a concentration of small stones and roots. In addition , a few small chunks of carbonized wood were also found among the stones. Further clearing will be necessary to determine both the exact points of interface between the galestra and grey-brown soil and the possible significance of the stones in meters J-K/12.
J-K/15-16 at ca. 120 cm.
Meters J-K/11-12 at ca. 60 cm.
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