14 July 2015
The day began with clipping roots in preparation for picking all of Locus 3 . The soil is still a dark brown humus layer dense with organic material. A pick pass was executed in the eastern half of the locus. Small concentrations of charcoal are being recovered in that area in addition to terra cotta and pottery.
A pick pass was executed in the third meter of the locus for the first time. It is especially dense with roots close to the surface.
A pick pass was then executed on the fourth meter of the locus. Roots were clipped to make shoveling easier.
As the locus is now level a pick pass was executed across the entire locus moving east to west. During clearing of the third meter a cavetto fragment was recovered.
Find #1: Cavetto fragment
Elevation: 27.00 mAE
Picking continued east to west again in one meter increments. The pick pass was completed and dirt cleared until lunch.
The afternoon began with clipping roots. Another pick pass was executed with a
pick axe on the eastern side of the trench. The baulk walls were leveled at the north, east and south sides of the trench. A medium amount of terra cotta was found. A small concentration of charcoal was also found.
The soil continues to be a dark brown humus layer. It is filled with organic matter. The baulk walls and soil at the eastern side are being leveled with the help of hand picks.
Another pick pass was executed in the trench in an east to west motion. The dirt was picked up with shovels and sorted into the wheelbarrow. The soil continues to be a dark brown humus layer.
Another pick pass was executed with a pick axe in the first and third meter of the trench. Dirt was picked up with shovels and put into buckets. It was later sorted into the wheelbarrow. Leftover dirt was picked
up by hand and roots were clipped. Closing elevations were taken.
NW corner: 26.98 mAE
NE Corner: 27.02 mAE
SE Corner: 26.99 mAE
SW Corner: 27.09 mAE
Locus 3 :
Terra cotta: 3 1/2 bowls
Pottery: 32 fragments
Bone: 0 fragments
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