13 July 2017
A pick pass was made in the southern half of the trench, stretching 2 meters north.
Due to the lack of contextual evidence in the trench, our methodology for picking up dirt has changed. We will continue to break up the soil with a pick axe, however, instead of sorting by hand, we are picking up the soil with shovels and then sorting the material into buckets. We then sort the material from the buckets into a wheel barrow for a second glance to ensure no material was missed.
A pick pass was made from the center of the trench, stretching 2 M to the northern boundary of the trench.
While picking the northern half of the trench, we hit a continuation of the bedrock from the northwestern corner. It encompasses the entirety of the 2 X 2 M northwestern quadrant of the trench. It continues
through a small portion of the northeastern quadrant and the southwestern quadrant.
Locus 2 sketch with bedrock.
*Drawing of Locus 2 with bedrock*
Using handpicks and a trowel, baulk walls are being cleaned up and all found material will be organized under the context ‘baulk trim’.
In order to explore the eastern half of the trench more thoroughly, we will be extending our trench east, under the recommendation of the site director.
We will be adding a 2 X 4 M extension. The surface finds and topsoil will be declared as a new locus (Locus 3). The new trench will appear as thus.
Locus 3 addition sketch.
*Drawing of Locus 3 addition*
The coordinates of the locus 3 extension are:
NW2 (14 N, 85 E)
NE2 (14 N, 87 E)
SE2 (10 N, 87 E)
SW2 (10 N, 85 E)
Using clippers, a rake, a saw, and an axe, an area was cleared to the left of the original trench.
Using triangulation, we laid out a 2 X 4 M trench extension.
Any pottery, terracotta, etc. found along the surface of locus 3 was collected.
Opening photographs and elevations were taken for Locus 3.
NW (14 N, 85 E) – 28.55m AE
NE (14 N, 87 E) – 28.63m AE
SE (10 N, 87 E) – 28.58m AE
SW (10 N, 85 E) – 28.54m AE
Opening sketch of Locus 3 was made.
*Drawing of Locus 3*
End of day totals:
Terracotta: 1 piece
Terracotta: 1 bowl (69 pieces)
Pottery: 1 piece
Terracotta: 4 pieces
Pottery: 1 piece
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