June 20, 1987
Topsoil cuts were begun in grids K-Q/54-56. These cuts take T-26 right to T-22. The T-26 grid system, as discussed in the introduction of this book, is being used for all these cuts.
K/54, the grid actually in T-22 (although its label in the T-22 grid system is different), produced much plaster with reed impressions. These appear 10 cm from the surface. Architectural tiles, including a ridgepole fragment, are also found.
At this early stage, grid M seems to mark a soil change. In K-M, the soil becomes light and crumbly. On the other side of M, the soil is dark brown. It may be that we have hit a dump or refill for T-22. The trench book for T-22 will have to be consulted to answer this question.
K/55, at 30 cm below the surface, produced large pieces of plaster - some with possible cover tile impressions.
At 85 cm below surface in K/55, there is a high carbon concentration and much plaster. K/54 at 70 cm below the surface produced a large fragment of a ridgepole tile ( 19870141
N-P/56 produced amounts of badly worn tiles and plaster. Bucchero and fine grayware and orangeware were found. One piece of modern glazed pottery was also found.
J/55 appears to be new dirt and not the refill mentioned above. At 40 cm, bone and antler were found; plaster and tile also.
In I-K/54, there is a rock pack of thin stones and grayish earth at 10 cm below surface. Below the stone packing, dark soil exists - very little is found here.
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