Interactive Digs

August 14, 2009

Zominthos Field Notes 2009: Week 2

Area 1
We continued to remove the fallen stones from the partition wall, excavating a total of five layers. We also started to reveal the well-preserved foundation of the wall. Once again, we found bones, burnt wood, and numerous sherds.


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Removal of stones from the partition wall (view from the south)

Area 2

We removed a great quantity of small, medium, and large stones in order to investigate any potential underlying structures. We found an area with a dense accumulation of at least seven vessels and various sherds. Meanwhile, we continued excavating under the removed slabs and uncovered two courses of stones.


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Sherds revealed in area 2

Area 3

We opened four more trenches and uncovered walls with white plaster. We also found a bronze arrowhead.

When one of four trenches was opened in area 3, a wall was revealed


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One of the four trenches opened in area 3


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