Monday, July 25, 2011
Work began by removing more of the rocks in Locus 11 , in the northern part of the extension. Handpicks were used to remove the rocks, many of which are small to medium in size. Trowels were then used to scrape up the loosened soil, which is dark olive-brown in color. Soil is sorted directly into buckets in the trench, with very little tile and pottery and no bone being recovered.
While handpicking the smaller rocks in the locus, it was revealed that there are larger rocks underlying the smaller rocks that were removed and so a pick pass was made of Locus 11 , beginning in the NE corner of the locus and working out, until rocks were no longer hit. Soil continues to be dark olive-brown in color, claylike, and contains many rocks but little tile or pottery. Soil was sorted directly in the trench into buckets.
A second pick pass was made throughout Locus 11 , in order to remove more of the rocks. Many of the rocks are medium sized and contained within a dark olive-brown soil, which increasingly contains more and more patches of a dark grayish-blue soil under the rocks, like in both Loci 5 and 6 and the soil of Locus 10 . Trowels were then used to trace the surface of the depression that contains the rocks, which slopes downward to the north. Soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench and contains little tile or pottery and no bone.
Work continued by working in the rock packing of Locus 11 . A pick pass was made of the locus, in order to remove the remaining rocks and expose the surface on which the rocks rest. The concentration and size of the rocks is smaller than before and the rocks are contained in a dark grayish-blue claylike soil with occasional patches of lighter olive-colored soil. Some tile and pottery but no bone has been found, with soil being sorted directly in the trench into buckets.
Another two pick passes were made of the locus, in order to remove the remaining rocks, which were mostly taken out by the second pick pass. Soil continues to be dark grayish-blue and extremely claylike with a slightly oily appearance. Very little material was recovered and soil was sorted directly into buckets in the trench.
\xb7 Tile and Plaster: 1 bowl
\xb7 Pottery: 45 sherds
\xb7 Bone: 0 fragments
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