25 July 2017
Work began with opening elevations and material counts from yesterday.
NW: 26.86 mAE
NE: 26.98 mAE
SE: 26.87 mAE
SW: 26.76 mAE
End of Day Totals (24/7):
Terra Cotta: 1/10 bowl
Pottery: 5 sherds
Bone: 4 fragments
Then work continued on scraping the trench to level and trimming the baulks. Finds from mixed context in the baulks will be treated as coming from a separate locus. Some carbon is being found towards the NW end of the locus. Fibrous modern material was also recovered from the soil. It is possible that it was accidentally brought in by one of the excavators, but it is unclear. It was confirmed to have come from an excavator’s trowel, and so the context of this locus remains undisturbed. The stump in the NE of the extension is also being defined in the hope that the taproot is found and the stump can be removed. Non native stone was found and collected in bulk. Again, it is being found in the northern end near the baulk wall. Much of the pottery being found is fairly eroded and crumbles into modern breaks easily.
Work continued scraping the trench down with trowels and defining roots and stones. The trench was tarped during a rain shower and work halted for a little over an hour. After this work resumed scraping the trench. The baulks were rained on and therefore left alone to dry. Closing elevations were taken. It appears that the SW elevations taken Friday and this morning were in error; this is corrected in the elevations below.
Closing Elevations (extension):
NW: 26.85 mAE
NE: 26.94 mAE
SE: 26.87 mAE
SW: 26.79 mAE
End of Day Totals:
Terra Cotta: 5 pieces
Pottery: 19 sherds
Bone: 14 fragments
Non-native stone: 13 pieces
Terra Cotta: 2 pieces
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