17 July 2015
This morning it was declared to declare a new locus across the entire extension due to the soil change that was exposed yesterday afternoon. Opening photographs and opening elevations were taken, and Locus 5 was declared open. The opening coordinates and elevation of Locus 5 are as follows:
NW Corner (102E/42S): 26.82 mAE
NE Corner (106E/42S): 26.91 mAE
SE Corner (106E/44S): 26.78mAE
SW Corner (102E/44S): 27.09 mAE
of Locus 5:
Locus 5 is a yellowish-brown clay-like soil that retains moisture but becomes gritty and friable when exposed to a lot of sunlight. Additionally, small fist-sized rocks can be found scattered
Throughout the locus.
A pick pass was executed across the entire locus and the soil was shoveled into buckets and sorted into wheelbarrows.
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus in order to bring down the level of the locus.
After the soil was cleared it was decided to clip roots so that picking and shoveling will be easier.
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus in order to lower the level of that area. Small concentrations of terra cotta and bone have been recovered with most of the material coming from the northwestern area of the locus.
During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was recovered.
Find # 1 : Ridged Pottery
Elevation: 26.66 mAE
Coordinates: 102.56 E/42.78S
During clearing an incised, perforated rocchetto fragment
Find #2 : Incised, perforated rocchetto 20150040 20150040
Elevation: 26.69 mAE
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus in order to lower the level of the locus as well as to further expose the rocks in the eastern half of the locus.
Another pick pass was executed across the entire locus. During picking a bone with butcher marks was found.
Find #3 : Bone with cut marks
Elevation: 26.69 mAE
Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone continue to be recovered, with most of the material coming from the northwestern corner.
After the soil was cleared closing elevation were taken.
NW Corner: 26.65 mAE
NE Corner: 26.60 mAE
SE Corner: 26.56 mAE
SW Corner: 27.09 mAE
Locus 5 :
Terra Cotta: 26 pieces
Pottery: 54 Fragments
Bone: 14 Fragments
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