16 July 2015
The morning began with a pick pass across the entirety of Locus 4 in order to bring the locus down to the level of the rest of the trench. The soil remains dark brown and dense with organic material and small fist sized rocks. Soil continues to be shoveled into buckets and sorted into wheelbarrows. Small concentrations of tile and pottery have been recovered, with most of the material coming from the northwest corner of the locus.
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus in order to lower the level of the locus.
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus. Small concentrations of tile and pottery continue to be recovered, largely from the northwest corner.
After the loose soil was cleared roots were clipped as it was decided to trim the baulk walls in order to get a clearer picture of the stratigraphy.
During clearing a piece of slag was recovered.
Find 1: Slag
Elevation: 26.75 m AE
During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was found.
Find #2: Ridged Pottery
Elevation: 26.72 m AE
Once the soil was cleared and points were taken roots were clipped before lunch.
After lunch work continued on trimming the baulk walls. Small amounts of pottery and terra cotta are being recovered from
from the baulk trim. A large root was removed from the western end of the locus using an axe.
During clearing a chunk of iron was recovered.
Find #3: Iron chunk
Elevation: 26.70 m AE
Closing elevations were taken:
NW: 26.82 m AE
NE: 26.91 m AE
SE: 26.78 m AE
SW: 27.09 m AE
Locus 4 :
Terra cotta: 1/4 bowl
Pottery: 143 fragments
Bone: 32 fragments
Baulk trim :
Terra Cotta: 1 bowl
Pottery: 81 fragments
Bone: 24 fragments
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