Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day 2 of the 2014 Season

Today was the second day of the 2014 season and everything is in full swing! In the morning, Dr. Scott gave a mini-tour of the Cosa museum and discussed the types of pottery that have been found at the site. The trench investigating the East Terminal Wall (Ann, Jay, Christina) uncovered a one meter section of east terminal wall, constructed in brick, that joined to a wall made of stone. Facade Sounding Three (Allison, Stephen, Emily, Rachel) found the extension of last year's work as well as a plaster floor. Facade Sounding Four (Sophie, Caroline, Luca) exposed the wall and bench found in last year's excavations (Facade Sounding One) and removed the topsoil from the remainder of the trench.

We also washed and processed our finds, which included a bronze nail, a tile with an incision, marble and iron fragments, tesserae, plaster, and numerous pottery sherds. It's exciting to be able to see relations between these new areas of excavation and last year's trenches already! More updates soon!


Dr. Scott pointing to thin walled ware in the Cosa Museum

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