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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Andrew,

    Thanks for the post, David was mentioning that there was an old access road that was made out of asphalt that could have led to all the debris that we see in the holes. I wonder if there can be a map drawn of the known pits and possibly map out this "old road" that we can figure out. I was located at CU-2 where there was a lot of goodies, there we found large bones, shard of glass, and a large pieces of ceramics. I think it might have been some form of fire pit of some kind, but so far I can`t speculate, only digging. Well good luck at CU-1 and CU later!


Feel free to comment on what you see & read here!