3 July 2015
The morning commenced with a pick pass in the northernmost meter in order to lower that area, as it is higher than the rest of the trench. The soil remains yellowish-brown and clay-like; however, it is very friable due to the trench being in full sunlight for most of the day. Soil was hand sorted into buckets using hand picks and trowels. During clearing a fragment of vitrified terra cotta was recovered.
Find #1 : Vitrified terra cotta
Elevation: 26.67 m AE
A pick pass occurred in the second meter of the trench in order to remove some of the mounds in that area. During clearing a fragment of a cover tile with a sigla was recovered.
Find #2 : Cover tile with sigla 20150022 20150022
Elevation: 26.57 m AE
A pick pass commenced in the third meter of the trench in order to expose the rocks located in that area. During clearing a fragment of medieval pottery was recovered.
Find #3 : Medieval pottery
Elevation: 25.46 m AE
A pick pass occurred in the third meter in order to
further expose the rocks. Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered.
During clearing several more rocks were exposed that seemingly extend from the linear rock feature uncovered in T-65 ( ) during the 2014 field season. The rocks appear to extend in a southeast direction across the trench starting at 45.60S on the northern side and 46.40S on the southern side. It was then decided to focus on exposing the full extent of the rock feature using hand picks and trowels to define the rocks. Roots were then clipped until lunch.
The afternoon began with a light pick pass in the southwestern corner of the trench in order to lower the level of the mound in that area. Should any more rocks appear we will switch to hand picks to break up the soil. Simultaneously work began along the northern baulk wall.
Another pick pass was executed in the northern half of the trench in order to bring that area down to the level of the southern half.
Another pick pass occurred in the northern half of the trench. Small concentrations of terra cotta, pottery, and bone have been recovered.
A pick pass occurred in the southern half of the trench to try and expose any more rocks in the area. After the soil was cleared roots were clipped and closing elevations were taken.
Closing Elevations :
NW Corner: 26.66 m AE
NE Corner: 26.70 m AE
SE Corner: 26.46 m AE
SW Corner: 26.36 m AE
Daily Totals :
Locus 2 :
Terra Cotta: 2 bowls
Pottery: 63 fragments
Bone: 9 fragments
Baulk Trim :
Terra Cotta: 8 fragments
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