23 July 2015
The workday began with hand picks and trowels to define the rocks that are present throughout Locus 5 , and to also remove some of the small mounts that are present throughout Locus 5 . Once the rocks are defined and the trench floor is leveled work will focus on trimming back the baulk walls. The soil continues to be yellowish-brown and clay-like throughout most of the locus; however, a yellowish gritty soil has begun appearing in pockets throughout the locus. Once that has been fully exposed throughout the trench a new locus will be declared. Soil was hand sorted in buckets.
During sorting an unusual piece of terra cotta was recovered.
Find #1: Unusual terra cotta
Elevation: 26.64 mAE
Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered from the locus. Most of the material appears to be concentrated in and around the rock feature, which may be due to erosion.
Work began on the baulk walls in order to cut them back as well as remove the small border between T-75 and T-65, which was excavated in 2014.
Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone continue to be found in both Locus 5 and the baulk wall.
Leveling and baulk trimming continued through the remainder of the morning, with the soil being hand sorted into buckets. Roots were then clipped until lunch.
After lunch work continued on leveling the trench floor and defining rocks in Locus 5 . Work on the baulk walls, especially in the east and north, also continued.
Using a saw, roots of the stump present in the eastern baulk wall were removed. Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery
and bone are being found in the baulk walls. During clearing of baulk trim dirt a molded rim fragment was found.
Find #2: Molded rim fragment
Elevation: 26.76 mAE
During clearing a fragment of ridged pottery was found
Find #3: Ridged pottery fragment
Elevation: 26.47 mAE
During clearing a piece of vitrified terra cotta was found
Find #4: Vitrified terra cotta
Elevation: 26.81 mAE
At the end of the day closing elevations were taken.
NW Corner: 26.66 mAE
NE Corner: 26.64 mAE
SE Corner: 26.60 mAE
SW Corner: 27.09 mAE
Terra Cotta: 1/4 bowl
Pottery: 109 fragments
Bone: 15 fragments
Terra cotta: 1/3 bowl
Pottery: 48 fragments
Bone: 16 fragments
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