Field Reports from
the end of the 1998 Field Season
UNIT PC 8
Abbi Holt, Field
Week 5 Report 1998
Field Supervisor Abbi Holt
writing in her field notebook.
This week we have finished our excavation
of Unit 8. My wonderful team of Mark Russel, Ella Ewart, and
Victoria Harper, not to mention my assistant supervisor Laura
Proud, have taken us all the way to bedrock. Not much has occurred
other than this, but we did make a few interesting discoveries.
Most importantly we found a large number of sherds of an Athenian
kylix with an athletic event depicted on the outside. There have
been only a few examples of this kind of pottery on the site,
and it is intriguing that we would find it in an area formerly
considered such an isolated part of Etruria. It will be interesting
to see how much of the pot can be reconstructed.
We have also found a pit that seems to
have been cut through a foundation wall and into the bedrock
below. I wonder if it is a post hole, but until we find a few
more such holes we can't really speculate on any kind of structure
made using this hole. It is also possible that this was for a
wooden support for the wall that would have stood on top of the
foundation that the pit is cut into.
Large foundation block
below smaller rocks in Unit 8.
The photographs below show Unit PC 8
and the extension at the end of the 1998 field season:
Overview of Unit PC 8 (L-shaped)
and the extension (rectangular) at the end of the 1998 season.
Unit PC 8 extension from
Unit PC 8 from the south.
Field Reports from the
end of the 1998 Field Season
Units PC 1 &
Unit PC 6
Units PC 10 &
Unit PC 12
Unit PF 1
See the 1998
Annual Report for the season summary by Professor Gregory