Friday, May 27, 2005

Dig, Day 7. Jenny and I worked in the middle room today, trying to finish the area so we could move the crew to the north room. We removed another soil layer and found and excavated a pit filled with trash thrown out sometime between the 1820s and 1850s. Beneath this was a soil layer containing only early Hohokam trash- pottery, flakes of stone, hammerstones used to make tools, and a few broken bits of grinding stones. I thought we would be down to sterile caliche soon, but instead we have a circular pit that goes straight down. I don't know what it is, but we are pulling beautiful fragments of painted pottery from it.

Pottery from the mysterious pit.

Perhaps it is a well or a storage pit. We'll know for sure on Tuesday.

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