Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Mortar She Wrote - Day 2 of Week 2

The trenches are getting deeper and the finds are piling up! Christina and Emily continue to arrange the many, many artifacts on site. All of us on the hill continue to dig diligently hoping to better understand the baths. Western Cistern 2 is almost two meters deep, and we hope to hit a floor level within another 10 centimeters. We have cleared a LOT of mortar and rubble in Western Cistern 2, although some of the mortar is colored with beautiful blue, purple, and pink hues. The relationship between the Puteal and Central Sounding 1 is becoming more clear as both teams clear what seems to be a common wall between them. We can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings! 

Sophie defines the wall in Central Sounding 1.
Rebecca uses a handpick to expand Facade Sounding 5.
Enthusiasm is high and picks are flying!
Megan removes a rock in Western Cistern 2. This trench is getting deep!
Ann, Nora, and John cleaning the Puteal.

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