July 16, 1971
E-F/23-24: ab. 1 box of tiles, 1/4 box coarseware, a few bucchero pieces, and Italo-Corinthian ware.
The area to be excavated (designated T-18) lies to the north of the north wall and immediately to the east of the area excavated by Erik Nielsen in 1970 ( see EN I ). Following and continuing his grid system, the actual area comprises grids A-J/23-34, which is a rectangular strip 12 x 9 m in line with the north wall. Grids A-D/23-24 along the wall have been previously dug ( TG II ) to a depth of 30-40 cm.
In the remaining north part of the area, the topsoil (ca. 10-15 cm)
was removed at the end of last year's excavation.
The area T-18 was measured out anew stating from a pichetto by the north wall, 22 m from the NW corner of the building (pichetto marked by green color on the grid plan).
Work started in the SW part of the area, in grids EF/23-24 and EF/25-26, moving from south towards north. Here a hard earth-stone till was removed to a depth of ca. 35 cm (exclud. removed topsoil). The same level was reached as that previously attained outside the north wall in T-18. Earth light brown, very dry, heavily mixed with small stones; interspersed fragments of regolae, small stones.
Small quantities of pottery, coarse and fineware (some bucchero, a few
frags of Italo-Corinthian).
Work continuedn orthwards (grids G/23-25) in the west part of tr. T18, to the west of a sun...
Shelter put up in E-H/25.
Small stones not so concentrated here, the hard earth-stone till seems to be sloping down northwards here to reach a lower level than southwards. Some quantity of tiles and pottery.
- Find #3
- T-18 E/25
- ca. 35 (50) cm
- Fragment of gorgon antefix: lower left end of hair
Some fragments of animal bones, f. ex. big teeth: sheep?
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