Field Reports from
the end of the 1998 Field Season
UNIT PF 1
Field Supervisor, Assistant Director of Field Work
Week 5 Report 1998
Assistant Director of Field
Work and Field Supervisor, Michael Thomas
This week in Podere Funghi Unit 1 we
finally reached the unploughed strata in Locus 3. Once we reached
this point we were able to continue excavation in the dark soil
of stratum 2a. Excavation in this stratum produced numerous important
finds including several profiles of Hellenistic fine ware, as
well as some interesting fragments of coarse ware. One of the
highlights was a full profile of a fine ware chalice, including
the stem. We continue to find highly vitrified pottery fragments.
Although we have found evidence of a structure, such as roof
tiles and mud brick, we have still not found any evidence of
The photographs below show Unit PF 1
during the last week of the 1998 field season:
Assistant Field Supervisor
Alayne Friedel identifies new Unit PF 1 finds on tags.
Conservator Ellen Salzman
and Assistant Field Supervisor Laura Proud excavate pottery in
Unit PF 1.
Closer view of pottery
in Unit PF 1.
Large bowl fragment and
other finds in Unit PF 1.
Field Reports from the
end of the 1998 Field Season
Units PC 1 &
Unit PC 6
Unit PC 8
Units PC 10 &
Unit PC 12
See the 1998
Annual Report for the season summary by Professor Gregory