Field Reports from the end of the 1998 Field Season
UNIT PC 8
Abbi Holt, Field Supervisor

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 the south.

 


Unit PC 8 from the south.

 

Field Reports from the end of the 1998 Field Season

Director's Diary

Units PC 1 & 13

Unit PC 6

Units PC 10 & 11

Unit PC 12

Unit PF 1

Conservator's Report

See the 1998 Annual Report for the season summary by Professor Gregory Warden.