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Unit 6: Excavation and Findings Gallery

Unit #6: 10N, 8W

Located in the West Room of the outbuilding, unit 6 began as a cleaning unit (SU 1211), was excavated two more layers (SU 1212 and 1213) to a bottom elevation of 98.5 cm. The stratigraphy was characterized by loose rocky soil near the top (with many roots), orange clay in the middle (with many rocks), and darker brown clay near the bottom. This unit was cleaned, then the pit surrounded by clay was further explored, using trowels, picks, and brushes. The pit was then leveled and all soil removed from the unit was sifted.

The artifacts found in Unit 6 included: brick, mortar, pottery, nails, charcoal, metal, slag/clinker, and glass.

SU 1211 yielded:

  • 10 ceramic sherds
  • 16 nails
  • 14 metal/slag/clinker pieces
  • 5 pieces of coal
  • 18 bits of charcoal
  • 35 pieces of brick
  • 39 pieces of mortar
  • 1 piece of glass

SU 1212 yielded:

  • 13 ceramic sherds
  • 6 nails
  • 24 metal/slag/clinker pieces
  • 13 coal pieces
  • 87 bits of charcoal (some may not have been included in the below pictures, due to their tiny size)
  • 32 bits of mortar
  • 43 pieces of brick

SU 1213 yielded:

  • 6 ceramic sherds
  • 8 nails/metal/slag/clinker
  • 1 piece of coal
  • 61 bits of charcoal (not all may be included in picture below, due to size)
  • 44 bits of mortar
  • 39 pieces of brick
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