July 14, 1997
A.M. photos taken
Continued work in the area of Locus 7, levelling the area beneath the rocks removed last friday. The area was taken to approximately 57-58 cm.b.d. More fragments of the impasto bowl with notched carination and incision were recovered (#1,2,3). The majority of the pieces (#1) came out immediately below the pieces found last week, but the overall spread of the vessel fragments was approximately 40-50 cm on the horizontal, and roughly 25-30 cm on the vertical axis. 23 fragments of tile, and 7 fragments of pottery, including another portion of the cooking bell found friday were recovered and 1 bone.
When this work was completed, a cut was begun moving westward through meters S25-26 E139-137. The soil here remained consistent with the Locus 5 soil, however it was decided to redesignate this cut as Locus 8 in order to encompass the areas of Locus 5 and 7. Locus 8 was opened at roughly 55 cm. throughout the trench. Work here will continue in the afternoon, and so quantities of recovery will be recorded then.
Locus 8 [2.54 6/4 light yellowish brown]
This morning's cut westward through the trench was completed. The soil, designated as Locus 8, was medium brown with occasional carbon and whitish inclusions. Two fragments of bronze (#5 & 7) and a piece of ridged impasto rim (#6) were recovered.
A second cut, from a starting depth of approximately 60-65 cm.b.d., was taken through meters S25-26, E139-138. At approximately the meter line between E139-138 a yellowish dense soil with a mottled appearance was discovered, this was designated as Locus 9 [ ].
Locus 8 produced an almost full latte box of pottery and bone, and 30-35 small fragments of terracotta/tile (7-5 cm. and smaller).
Locus 9 produced 15 fragments of pottery and 5 bone fragments and two very small bits of terracotta.
- find #5
- S25, E137
- 55-62 cm.b.d.
- Locus 8
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