Monday, June 2, 2014


We are finally back at Cosa!  Work began this morning—clearing the excavation area, setting up trenches, and getting ourselves oriented.  We are revisiting some of the key areas from last season to get a better sense of the bath complex’s chronology and organization.  Ann, Christina, and Jay went back to work on the East Terminal Wall, and opened a trench adjacent to the one from last season.  Two new trenches were opened in the Southern Sector—Façade Sounding 3 (Allison, Rachel, Matt, and Emily) and Façade Sounding 4 (Sophie, Caroline, and Luca).  We are exploring the areas north and west of the large wall discovered last season, and trying to better understand its relation to the cistern and laconicum.

Work is off to a great start—everyone is full of energy, and excited to begin the new season.  We have lots of questions from our initial work in 2013, and can’t wait to continue our exploration of Cosa’s bath complex!  Stay tuned for more updates!

The team at work on Facade Soundings 3 and 4
Matt testing out the UAV

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