Thursday, July 29, 1993
AM worked in magazzino
PM a section of the area inside the south building was gridded out so that part of the interior of the building could be excavated. The gridded area covers G-I 34-37. G-I 37 is basically the area of east wall of the south building.
The first pass was done with pick and shovel and was about 5cm deep. This pass removed the rooty soil and overgrowth. One tile was recovered in this pass, but nothing else. The soil came out in clayey clumps that dissolved into dusty soil during sorting. The soil underneath consisted of fine dust and small shale like or "galestra-like" particles.
The last of the cleaning in P/Q 37-39 was also carried out. The finds were separated P/Q 38-39 and P/Q 37. P/Q 37 recovered a few sherds of pottery, and a few pieces of bronze, and a dozen or so pieces of tile. P/Q 38-39, too recovered only a few pieces of pottery, tile, and amphorous pieces of bronze.
G-I 34-37, for the first five cm was just rooty, clyayey soil. The layer exposed was "galestra-like" with small shaley, clayey bits of soil with no pottery, carbon, or tile. When the second pick pass began, the dumps pulled up immediately had pottery sherds in them. Prior to this point no pottery or tile had been recovered. In light of this, excavation switched to trowelling in order to expose the layer underneath.
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