Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Notes from CU-1
Howdy folks. Just wanted to catch you guys up on the goings on in CU-1. As of the end of work last Saturday, we broke ground on our fourth level. In the interest of time we taking this level down 20cm instead of the customary 10cm. Apparently all the fun stuff is happening in the other pits as all we've found so far is mostly small glass shards and some ceramics. No beads, no whole bricks, no interesting bones.
We do have a pretty long, intact nail sticking out of our sidewall that we will work on extracting once we get back to digging. We also found a fairly large piece of Terracotta pipe that we've been told was likely used for irrigation. At roughly 25cmbd we located some of the same sandstone that other pits have reported finding as well.
One thing I would like to point out as well, is the innordinate amount of asphalt we've encountered across the site, and I wanted to know if there was any ideas as to why we would encounter it where we have so far. CU-1 seemed to be plagued with the stuff between 20-30cmbd.
Anyways, that's all I've got for now, see you in Lab on Saturday.